Jefferson Ascencio

Gonzaga College High School

Grade:

12

Hometown:

Washington, DC

Birthplace:

Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

“Ambiguity over the Confederate Flag” by Frank X. Walker

Dream for the Future:

To enjoy happiness

Inspirational Figure:

My father

Elegy for Forgotten Memories

I do not remember you,

sometimes I do not remember

myself.

 

You slipped away.

Maybe it was for the best.

 

I try to recall,

but my mind fogs.

 

My brain tilts his head

puzzled at the sight of you.

 

Who are you?

 

You, the steam on the mirror

after a hot bath.

 

You, a question unanswered,

one I try to decipher.

 

I hope to crack

the hard-headed surface of

 

my subconscious with a spoon.

I hope to break through,

 

chest full of jewels,

and remember you,

 

me.