Even your bones remember what you’ve long discarded.
This field of stone grows beyond sight.
In our house the tang of burnt sugars.
You say I love you in four languages I do not speak,
but never in the one I claim.
We light fires with stolen paper.
Douse them with stored rain.
Fragmented memories fill our cupboards.
Did I once know you?
Take these words from me.
Bury them in daylight.
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“Forgetting Charm” was published in The Icarus Anthologyin August 2017.
Music: “Crypto” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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