1. The supposed physical basis of an individual memory in the brain.
2. A presumed encoding in neural tissue that provides a physical basis for the persistence of memory; a memory trace.
I keep your gloves close to my heart,
Close to my lips, close to my nose,
Tracing faded presence into the fold,
Creases of leather, engrams of memories.
You wore these to church on Sunday
And when meeting secret admirers;
I can't reconcile the ideas:
A volage yet pious grand-mother.
Over the years, I'd forgotten
You were merely human.
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18th February 2020
17 hours ago