“Recall”

Three sunflowers against a blue background.

And, of course,
Those memories bring you back,
Even when it’s you, I cannot have;
For love shall always linger
And the heart doesn’t really forget,
Even when it insists that it does–
Or that it already did.
And I’ll smile along and remember,
The carefree yesteryears of laughter,
When everything was okay;
You and I, hand-in-hand, together,
As if nothing could break us apart.
And I’ll have you etched in my heart,
Today, tomorrow, and forever,
‘Til those memories fly away;
Shatter in the dark.

1+