Can a memory ever fade so much as to deny being

Leaving no footprints to follow or trace it was there

How to explain what is missing is understood

 But without the memory there is nothing to compare

Better controlled than left in the hands of others

Defensive decision made to protect what you can

Though with protection came the need to forget

Far from conscious never part of the plan

Now there is the feeling something is missing

 But is it there and just unable to be seen

Has what you seek to long been suppressed

To be recognised now where it may be