Tagged: forgetfulness

let us launch into

between holding it all

between holding it all
in and not knowing
how you have held it
all in is the color
of regret, the
shape of
forgetfulness,
as natural
and unnatural
as time
.
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because we all live

seven paces to

seven paces to
the atlantic, it comes up
to measure me and
my intent.
eventually, the
waves will rise
to chest-level, so
cold that i will
no longer have to
say the things i
need to say
because there
will be a numbness
that simply forgets
.
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plus or minus some

plus or minus some
forgetfulness, we learn to
flip a coin for love,

giving it a few more tosses
for the sake of affirmation
.
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maybe for a couple

maybe for a couple
of months, it’ll hurt.
maybe for a couple
more, i’ll still
notice. after
that, the body
promises relief
and release – life
contemplates
death in bite-sized
servings, small
addicting
doses
to propel life
towards death
.
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age rubs up against

age rubs up against
me, plays tricks with my
tongue, offers and
pulls away
the words i mean to
say. in a little
while, i will be
of no use,
and still,
we will hang on
to each other
for as long as we can
.
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years later, we are

years later, we are
still trying to pull through –
one forgetfulness

at a time. there’s no such thing
as a full recovery
.
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somewhere, you have

somewhere, you have
misplaced the memory
of…that thing we
did…that made you
smile. even on
tiptoes, we cannot
reach where it may
be shelved, dust
it off for
old times’ sake

.
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ninety-nine percent of

ninety-nine percent of
looking
back

is to wipe the
dust from the way
you remembered it.
the greater the
distance, the more
everyone seems to
glitter. even the
worst of old
emotions spins in the
new breeze, briefly
catching the
sunlight like a shiny
pinwheel planted
in the garden
to frighten your
recollection
.
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