Audrey Ashira

mementos

In freewrite on June 25, 2010 at 11:27 pm

I’m flipping through old letters
train tickets
and plane tickets
and tickets to the plays we’ve seen:
Much Ado…
Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
[twice. it was better the second time-
when Romeo can almost make you regret
that you are not Juliet]
*wink*
I’m teasing you again.
From Paris to Versailles….
[I can almost see you in the gardens
reciting Madeline and Longfellow]
[dreamer –
heedless of a comming storm]
Then a button –
and scrawled letters skidding across the lined paper
and a magazine clipping
[I can almost hear you
under the covers
laughing uncontrollably
and trying to cover your mouth
and still breathe]
sketches
and a few post-scripts
that get me every time
and then those lyrics
[I can almost feel you
grabbing my hand
as we proceed
to dodge bullets
and clutch music as it flies by]

mementos are poor relics
for the lyric silence
of your eyes

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  1. Memories make everything we are, no?
    Without them, little could ever be known…

    “Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth, by calling imagination to the help of reason.” ~ Samuel Johnson

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