Thursday, April 10, 2014

I see time on your face

A to Z challenge: Day 9

I is for I see time

 


I will forgive you for not recognizing me.
And for your look of shocked surprise after
I convinced you it was me.
I see time on your face.
You’ve aged well.
Better than me.

Like all my memories from back then
Our time together seems better than it was.
I remember our spent passion
With a wistful, almost rueful irony.

It’s so easy to be affectionate
Now that I have forgotten why I left you in the first place.
I like to think we could capture those moments again.
When passion could still overtake us.

But, then I would feel regret
get distracted wondering how it might have been
And that would ruin the whole reason
For this brief visit.

Toronto, 2008

3 comments:

  1. Lovely poem!

    I'm popping by from the A to Z challenge to say hi. I think this is my first time on your blog. Looks like you've got lots of great travel posts I can dig into, as well.

    I shall return. :D

    Check out this A to Z Interview via @TuiSnider with @StoryDam's special guest tonight: @anthonystclair http://bit.ly/1k9eWpW #atozchallenge #indie #StoryDam

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  2. Ack! I think I may have accidentally pasted a tweet at the bottom of my comment rather than the signature that I meant to use for A to Z... If so, I apologize! I'm rather sleepy at the moment... Probably should not be operating heavy machinery - such as my brain!

    ~Tui Snider~
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  3. This is beautiful, heart-wrenching. I love it. I Love the line: wistfully, almost rueful irony. This touched me deeply.

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