And Then You Remember


you're on top, you display something analytical, tails and heads in perfect harmony.
explanations, rationalizations, conclusions,
i am.

then you are down. Colors come. Red, brown, yellow.
Metallic, rust. Shedding off. Tarnished silver.
Cracks. Lost diamonds. Melted gold.
ice turning to drips.
whirlpools. and rocking and pushing and shoving.
no why's please. You touch the lips. Sssh. No words.
No answers. No questions.
Just sitting down. Looking at a sunset. Orange turning to black.
Pure pitch black.

then the stars. Distant stars. You touch your hair.
Breathe the air. Suck them inside your lungs. Expand.
Close your eyes.

Now you are seeing all things in the dark so vividly.
Memories.Children running on the beach. Chasing. Hide and Seek.

On the table clothed with banana leaves, the food are laid.
Bare hands attack. And you gobble and haggle.

Meanwhile, the sea breeze arrive. The beach is empty.
The cradle swings and takes you to your youth.
Imagine what once was there. Just laughter.

You smile. Close your eyes. And then you remember.

Comments about And Then You Remember

There is no comment submitted by members.

Rating Card

5 out of 5
0 total ratings

Other poems of BASTASA

' A Discourse On Pleasure '

there is something in other
people that we all love


watashi Wa Wakarimasen.

until then
the moon never says
that it understands
the language of the

to The Light

to the light
we aim ourselves
away from darkness
we swear

Why Do People Keep Saying, I'M Sorry, For Things They Know They'Ll Do Again?

because people always forgive them
again and again and again and again and again and again...

a form of autism,

... So Much

at the second look you feel wasted
that beautiful face seemingly should not have been yours
it does not fit
the wrinkled soul