August memories

Here, on this couch
I am visited by august memories
Of you: lying here, on this couch
Crooning, a well tuned stringed
Instrument, plucked skillfully

Your voice comes to me
In a whisper: are you still inside me?
I shiver. I am back to an earlier time
When you take me in fully, all night
And all day long. I whisper:
Yes, I’m still inside you.

And it feels so good. Do you feel me?
You feel so good inside me, you say
And wink. Then turn to go,
Disappearing into the dark recesses
Of repressed memories.

My eyes fly open, a throbbing
In my chest, right hand rubbing
The scar on my heart, from
When you withdrew
Your love from inside me


4 thoughts on “August memories

  1. ‘To have memories of those you have loved and lost is perhaps harder than to have no memories at all’ as surmised by ‘Wolverine’ himself…’the’ amazing actor that’s Hugh Jackman! Ugo Eze on the other hand says this…’Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime’.
    As beautiful, amorous, a tad naughty and romantic a poetic compose this is, it’s beyond sad and deals such crushing, fatal blows to one, such that we can consider ’em near-tragic!

    ‘Memories are bullets. Some whiz by and only spook you. Others tear you open and leave you in pieces’ – Richard Kadrey.
    August memories’ falls and eases seamlessly into the latter category of Richard’s posit. Plus, it’s a stunning portrayal of impermanence and perhaps a life we can assert as ‘unlived’, owing to the end of a relationship that started out pretty intense and all-consuming….bursting forth with lots of promises that one woulda rightfully thought woulda lasted several lifetimes; even transcending and making it into the hereafter….beyond death! Paulo Coelho surmises this…’Anyone who has lost something they thought was theirs forever finally comes to realise that nothing really belongs to them’. ‘It all goes away, Elizabeth Gilbert is quoted as saying; eventually, everything goes away’.
    But be that as it may, and even though some memories are painful reminders of what used to be, Jennifer L. Armentrout opines that ‘Memories, even bittersweet ones are better than nothing’.

    Time does nothing to erode some memories and as Cassandra Clare says, ‘Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable’. Suffice it to say that for as many as have lost someone they treasured and considered really special, they’d all be fine….eventually. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜„

    Great going Doc, you did a beyond fantastic job with this piece. You captured heartbreak in a very superlative manner…gruesome! πŸ‘πŸ˜€


    1. Again I’m captivated at the research, thoughtfulness and scholarship that goes into your comments. Are you sure you aren’t a literature professor?

      “Memories are bullets..” I like that. I don’t know if I agree with Jennifer Armentrout though. Some memories are worse than nothing; in fact nothingness is bliss



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