Not To Remember
by: W. Dire Wolff

I didn’t know why
Quite why I
Came to be here
And I didn’t realize
Quite what would become
Of the laughter and the stories
And while I listened to the night voices
As if nothing special could be noted
Little charming teacups...
Sipping tea
Time floated

I met a woman
She didn’t really look like you
I guess
It didn’t matter very much
That she called me on the phone
And I said, “okay, yeah, whatever”
The music wasn’t even playing
The nighttime still hadn’t ended
Still, she stood before me
And she took her clothes off
They fell down upon the floor
She was standing still above me

There in blackness
Where final moments hung
Thoughts passed
Quickly to be lost
In Confusion

So I let her hands
Take my shirt off
It fell upon the covers
And when her lips found mine
I thought it wouldn’t matter
That she didn’t remind me
That once you were with me

Moments of desire
Burned inside mystery
Deep brown eyes
Found the wounds in my heart
As if to reach inside
The blue sad darkness

I thought it wouldn’t matter
That she didn’t remind me
That once you were with me
And the sun rose upon our bedsheets
Where you lay sleeping

Her lips kissed me
She wanted to take my clothes off
So I let her
And I thought it didn’t really matter
That she didn’t remind me...
She pulled me down
Through my dark corridor of hesitation
Down upon blankets and pillows
While I explained my little situations
And promises of nothing

Early in morning
Time had passed through hours
When dancing shadows
Fell from old clock towers
And I thought it didn’t really matter
That she didn’t remind me
Of you...


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