Jamais Vu

Jamais Vu

Should I wake
and fail to find familiarity
in the face beside me
or the arms that surely
have embraced me, know
that I would want you
to hold me even closer,
whisper in my ear words
to wake within me memories
of our moments together,
that I may once more know
the joy we have shared.

 This is my response to Reena’s Xploration Challenge #251: Jamais Vu.

Jamais Vu involves a sense of eeriness and the observer’s impression of experiencing something for the first time, despite rationally knowing that they have experienced it before.  Jamais vu is sometimes associated with certain types of aphasia, amnesia, and epilepsy.

10 thoughts on “Jamais Vu

  1. The opposite of Deja vu, with which I’m very familiar, eh? Not a concept I’ve experienced (or even heard of) before, Ken, and you capture it perfectly. Very cool. Thanks.


  2. I like this, Ken – it’s like a prayer – and it’d be something I’d want if I ever suffered with “jamais vu”. Beautiful!


  3. Pingback: Reena’s Xploration Challenge #252 – Reena Saxena

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