dori

Fossils

You are 17 laughing in the grocery store until you blink

Skating through the bends of time's ice skating rink

Your first boyfriend's number still haunts your phone

Not because you loved him but because he was home

 

And if true love knocked would you even answer?

Sometimes staring at the floor seems so much better

Because the floor has the pattern of your mother's old closet

That mason jar of coins and rusted over locket

 

To smell the salt that lingers in Summer air

Is to remember the first time you accepted a dare

It's not even that the past was all that much better

It's that the present feels fleeting so you'd rather remember

 

 

 

 

 

Comments4

  • FredPeyer

    Well written, I like it Dori. You are right, the presence is always fleeting since it exists only for a quick moment. So I guess remember is what we do best.

  • Goldfinch60

    Those memories do stay with us Dori but the present leads us into our future.

    Andy

  • L. B. Mek

    'Your first boyfriend's number still haunts your phone
    Not because you loved him but because he was home

    And if true love knocked would you even answer?
    Sometimes staring at the floor seems so much better'..
    wow! well this is a rare and special delicacy you've chosen to share,
    words of vulnerable relatability: wrapped within majesty of poetry's unmistakable eloquence and rhythmic elegance...!
    that's some talent you're flexing dear poet,
    and I'll boldly guess you aren't even in 3rd gear yet,
    thank you!

  • yellowrose

    Great rhyming and flow ! 🙂 good poem , enjoyed reading



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