Remember to Forget

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A guy bumps into a woman he is trying to forget...

Submitted: August 05, 2018

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“Remember to Forget”

 

Why did she

have to

do it

pop back in

to his life

for a sixty

second encore

even if it

was

in what she

called

a very trivial  

way,

he was coming

up on

six months

clean

from her

presence

he’d like

to say

he was completely

over her

that he had

forgotten that

look

she carries

deep in her

emerald green

eyes,

but the truth

was so far

from that

he couldn’t

even

lie to himself

he hadn’t

gone

a day

during that

dark stretch  

of time

without giving

her

his thoughts,

on good days

snapping together

a few blank

hours

in a consecutive

fashion

without her

form present  

was a major

victory

in his war

to forget

her lines,

he hopelessly

tried

to change

the angle of

his mind

get it pointed

back

in her direction

to the happier

times

when everything

about her

was so beautiful

taking him

on such a

high

he could almost

touch the sun

just by being

around her,

for him

thinking about

her

was like

playing a

favorite song

her image

echoing

in his mind

as he went

through his

day

her face

stuck on repeat

on the inside

of his brain,

his thoughts

of her

were innocent

ones

with their biggest

anticipated

conquest

being

when he was

able to capture

one of her

wild smiles,

but that was

all turned to

black

on that day

she closed her

life

to him

and stepped

out of his

world

taking the

childlike innocence

that was attached

to his thoughts

with her

replacing what

she had taken

with the

sharpened

edge

of betrayal,

causing a

mutilation

of his mind

each time a

thought of her

escapes

from its cage

and runs

loose

through his

head

leaving behind

a thousand

little cuts

a slow emotional

death

going on inside

of him,

choking now

on memories

he couldn’t

go a day

without before

ones that

he can

ill afford

to lose

making up

some of his

most personal

moments

over

the last few

years,

he was unable

to simply delete

them

from his being

she was just

to extraordinary

to ever

conveniently

forget

maybe he’ll

find a

way

in some distant

tomorrow

to separate

her

best parts

from the pain

he’s feeling

anytime her

name

is even whispered

in the wind,

this chance

encounter

that put his

whole world

back on

tilt

reminding him

how little

progress

he has made

of breaking free

from her

shadow

still unable

to find

a way out

of the darkness

he’s struggling

to live in…

 

Tom Allen…07-20-2018…


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