Forgettable (a revision)

easy to love
                      she
was even
                easier
to forget

this she learned
early
though not
                       quite
early
enough

Brown Betty’s orange days
burnt umber by October
carry the kiss of
love
given too
                  freely
to be forever

forever is May  
days of want and
wish and not
                      quite
summer

forever is
                 tattooed
by calendar girls whose blood-
filled needles are
not
 to be
forgotten

forever is not
                        she
no
not she

she is night-
shade and shadow
the cliché of dream
                                    left
to tease the tongue with a
taste not
                     quite
known, not
                       quite
remembered, and so
easily
forgotten

she is
         erased
with a
stretch
            and a
sigh
         and the
 somnolent
                     con
                           so
                               la
                                  tion
that she was never
                                  really
there
at all

 
©s rogers 22 July 2009

2 thoughts on “Forgettable (a revision)

  1. shoegirlramblings says:

    Love both versions Steph… I feel like this was written by someone who was able to see inside my soul…. your powerful way with words always amazes me… I am thankful for the talent you share with the rest of us…

  2. catgem says:

    *deep nuzzles for my groupie 🙂

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