I Keep Remembering

“You’re trying to remember something too important to forget.” – Naomi Shihab Nye

I keep remembering
……..(I keep forgetting)

some secret passage.
……..(a being in a doorway)

Trying to shake loose
……..(from my remembering)

the apostles of compassion.
……..(who wanted this world)

The words are absurd
……..(I saw you freeing us)

poor sticks for spark-making.
……..(your heart of kerosene)

You were sated by small things
……..(how silly our creating)

kindest, smartest, tireless.
……..(job, safety, comfort)

I miss our expansive colonies
……..(we’d have saved many)

I become distracted easily.
……..(the flesh is attractive)

The saying, the saying
……..(I’d rather have made these)

words that choked action.
……..(that gutted our loving)

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A day is not done, until it's filled with words.

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