Tagged: remember

you never forget

even in helping us

even in helping us
pick out new chairs
for our first dining
table, dad doles
out words of
wisdom, eyeing
ones with backs
supported by
a spine that reaches
like a tree downward,
rooted and firmly
grounded,
so that we can
sit up straighter,
remembering
our own roots
.
20211130:2055
y

birthdays come and go,

memories sometimes

memories sometimes
turn into silhouettes, we
can still remember

the shape, but need one another
to help fill in the details
.
20210412:2107
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remembering and

remembering and
forgetting, remember to
forget, forgetting

to remember, remembering
forgotten, our pandemic fog
.
20210316:2027
y

every three-point-two

every three-point-two
flights, we remember to ask
mom to prepare some

freshly cut apple pear slices
to soothe whatever the journey
.
20210129:1943
y

at every other

at every other
corner of the
city, a
marker –
to remember,
to forget,
to leave forever,
to come back to
.
20201209:1953
y

becoming familiar

becoming familiar
with new streets starts
with forgetting old
ones, making room
for new turns and
bumps in the road,
so that there is less
chance for
tripping and falling,
getting lost – still,
we need more time
.
20201107:0827
y

two bruises into

two bruises into
the morning, counting only
the corners that i

remember – some days just shrink
a little, wrinkling our spaces
.
20201024:1512
y

though the road may wind,

though the road may wind,
the path is always straight, or
straight enough so that

we will not remember just
how long we have been on it
.
20200703:2050
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