Forgetting

FORGETTING

More I try to forget

More I remember

You’ve crawled under my skin

 

Daily launder heart

With softeners

You’re hard to bleach

 

You’re that one imprinted tattoo

On memory’s skin that will fade

When I am no more

 

More I try to forget

More I remember

You’ve crawled under my skin

 

In an about face, I remembered you

Visited spot where we’d carved our names

How did we end up carving each other?

 

We began life with childlike naiveté

Illusions replete in first flush of love

When did reality steal their heat?

 

More I try to forget

More I remember

You’ve crawled under my skin

 

We donned happy masks

For sake of family

Emoted love artfully

 

Internally imploding, we carried on charade

Of happy togetherness, but alas our love’s

Creamy layer evaporated, only dregs remained

 

More I try to forget

More I remember

You’ve crawled under my skin

 

Battling with regrets of what was and became

Wondering when season of love became season of pain

Wishing this endless summer of regrets goes hastily into fall

 

More I try to forget

More I remember

You’ve crawled under my skin
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*painting is by Amadeo Modigliani

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