Normally I will start with a little explanation about my poems. This is a new one that I recently wrote while thinking about past choices. I will be going into more detail at the bottom, because I think explaining the poem at the start could potentially hurt my desired readings of it.
for the longest time I wanted to remember you.
Give you a ritual,
a grand finale,
one for the ages!
A beautiful view,
alone and introspective,
with the wind blowing across my face…
But it never was you, was it?
No, no, the forgotten one.
Not a memory to go with you.
Never will I ever remember you.
I think I should thank you for that,
my lack of ‘membrance.
There’s nothing now to tie me to you,
make me think about you.
Nothing about me misses you,
my last cigarette.
I’d noticed that I have written about cigarettes multiple times in my work now. It made me want to write about the fact that I have quit them. I am not yet ready to write the story about that journey, but this poem will suffice for now.
Thank you for reading.
©2017 Trevor Elms.
Featured photo by Trevor Elms ©2016