I have forgotten your name
It seems
Along the way
Dropped it
Lost it
Or tossed it aside
Like shedding a skin
Shrugging off a cold

I no longer whisper
The five syllables
Deep in the night
No longer call out
Feel you by my side
Or dream of skating
Hand in hand
Across the shimmering lake
Of tomorrow
Or the next day
Or year

I cannot recall
Who you are
Who you were
Or how we met
Cannot remember much
Of anything
At all
Until the sun sets
Lighting up the sky
Like you once lit my heart
And then
All at once
I remember every kiss
Every smile
And every touch



© Jamie McKenzie, all rights reserved.

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