A tattoo

Of a name I used to know

Of hot summers

And dancing in the snow

A tattoo of what I long to remember

Lines on my hands

That remind me of December

And July

Reasons why

I wrote it once

A life time ago

Secrets I long to know


I wondered if he’d forgotten

As we fell from the sky

As our form touched the sands

And our being materialized

I wondered if I too will forget

The reason I chose this body

Will I soon regret

The heaviness it brings

As gravity sinks

It’s teeth into my bones

Then I blinked twice

And I remembered


After my first cry