Things That I Forgot

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when you left, i forgot these things-
   you took me to the ocean and convinced me
   that the dorsal fin we spotted far from shore
   belonged to a hungry shark just to hear me
   scream and run in to your arms
               i dream of you still

                in silent moonlit rooms
   how you threw that acorn down my shirt
   while we were sitting in church and i had
   to hide my face because i was laughing
   so hard during the most boring sermon ever
                i dream of you still

                when darkness comes to call
   you wrapped that copper wire around my
   finger and promised to marry me and that
   even if my dress were burlap, there would
   never be a prettier bride
                i dream of you still

                in midnight’s desperate hours
   you taught me how love and sex could
   live together, intertwined and that giving
   over my body did not diminish me, but
   made us whole
                i dream of you still
                in silent moonlit rooms
                your hair soft upon my fingers
                your teeth grazing the soft
                skin of my neck and
                the ragged sound of your warm
                breath in my ear
 
when you left, i forgot these things
                                                   for a while
© ceg 4.19.11
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16 thoughts on “Things That I Forgot

  1. I am so glad that I never did that to a gal. The poem is amazing and wonderful, but it was very sad to me.

    Cindy, you are a wonderful write of poetry and prose—very deep!! Very emotional for me.

    frank

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