Tea and Forgetfulness This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Lazy nights and forgotten stories tucked
Behind bed frames shoved
Against walls.
I have a thousand things I should be doing
but I am forgetting them and sitting here
instead I have
A thousand things I rush home to tell you
but I forget them when I see your face
they can’t
Have been important I’ll remember them
if we sit in silence and
Chatter long enough
I am drowning in tea and forgetfulness
I am choosing the low road,
Or the high road whatever you may call
it, the path
Of least resistance.
I am watching and waiting and giving you
the first, second, third move.
I am forgetting how to play the game and you are beating me without trying.
I am forgetting the person I signed up to be and the person I am planning
On becoming.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Nadia.A This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 3, 2015 at 11:23 pm
Wow. This gave me shivers! Beautifully written. I especially love the imagery you created when stating, "Lazy nights and forgotten stories tucked behind bed frames shoved against walls." This is a poem I will definitely save on my phone and revisit. Great job again.
 
sometimesithinkimpoetic This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 19, 2015 at 9:07 pm
Oh my goodness, thank you so much. I'm so glad you liked it.
 
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