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I locked my keys in my car
again.
Every time I forget, or act
absent-minded, it reminds me of other things
I forget.

Like that time I left my
gloves
in the dashboard compartment.
It was negative ten outside.
My coat flew open and a sense of
bitterness flowed
through me.
Snowflakes in my hair,
wet, cold,
painful.

It’s almost like the way you make me
feel. It starts with
pain, building like an EKG monitor
rises then falls
into numbness.
Like my fingers, my heart turns from red
to blue. Devoid of oxygen and
life, it begins to turn
black.

Like a check, my feelings die,
for you have become
null and void.
I wanted you more than anything but
you created this weather; you
froze me.

Like an ice cube, I was dropped into a drink and
forgotten about. Why is this such a reversal
of thought when I think of
you?

I mean, sometimes I’m Orpheus, sailing on the river
Erebus, looking back would make you
disappear, but I can’t forget…
I
look
back
and you’re
gone.

Other times, I’m that typical amnesia guy in a
soap opera who really remembers
everything, but
tries to

hide


it.

And, yet,
moreover,
I just think you should know that
everytime I
forget
my car keys
forget
my hat
forget
my phone number
the street I live on
the life I live…

I
remember
you.





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