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Did we know what would form us
What would last beyond and through
Our unformed youth

Do we look back now
And choose, or is it true
That we became what would form us

Or understand now
How we filter the memories through expectation
Of our unformed youth

Was it the teacher, or the taught
Was it the subject or the wandering attention, caught
Distracted, mid thought, in the forming

Or do we choose to choose
What we think we should choose
From our unformed youth

Urbana High School Memories set #6: Tom G.
I’m not sure this does justice to Tom’s prompt, which was a litany of activities
that he remembers fondly, but it got me think about why we remember
what we remember.

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