Summer of 2006

Summer of 2006

I thought dating someone new

could stand up to my looming memories

sailing in Annapolis

New Jersey shores just north

where candle evenings were

buried in the sand.


Criss-crossed blankets were over, a lot

of time passed since then.

Memorized hips and feet felt like new,

kisses too were changing my memories.


I wondered if time could pass this

and replace it with new people

never knowing me then

these memories dying

were hard on me now.


I looked for new qualities

possessed in the realms of a new person,

not you,

writing me letters,


not mentioning any one else

you were forgetting,


so we could

say we did

keep going.

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