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I wrote this in Germany. It's very hard to look back past Hitler - he casts a huge, distorting and ugly shadow; the same can happen in the life of a person - a failed relationship, a traumatic event, a loss can stain and colour all past experience, if it's allowed to.

The History Thief

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse02 Oct 2013

Stair-climbing
Nosferatu shadow

Soak-staining
Bleeding black
Into the very
Memory of sunlight.