Starting to Forget

Starting to Forget (1)

I’m starting to forget
What made you laugh
Why you smiled that way
Your scrunched up faces
Your presence here
I’m starting to forget
When you first smiled back
How nervous I was to ask
Thoughts you secretly shared
How you tried not to cry
Why you went driving
That day
I’m starting to forget
How much I needed you
The light you brought everywhere
How much I miss you
I’m starting to forget
That you’re gone
And
I’m starting to forget
That it wasn’t always
This way
[DB]
2-2019

Before the Knowns

Before the Knowns

Before the knowns

Before reaching our beyond

Before catching hold

Before time unwound in shadowy ribbons

Where emotional dreams

Obscured true Reality

Before our selfishness

Exploded before us

As Shattered Glass

We bowed to neglect

Hungover on grievances

Shards of forgotten memories

Now only derision

Mockery of a past

Unrewindable and Forgotten

[DB]

2-2019