When it hurts to remember
I want to be a breeze to forget
Like your first memory
Like your first heartbreak

Let fade the warmth of my smile
And the cashmere caress of my fingers against your skin
Like film, overdeveloped
Dissolving into sepia-stained nothingness

May the ravages of aging be so kind to you
That when you ail and call for me
Those syllables escape your grasp
And miss your tongue
For saying my name will leave you bitterly numb

If I turn to ash in the winter of our love
And the blackberry ripeness of our time together is cut short
Torture yourself none, my earthbound prisoner
And from your brain, my face, erase


2 Responses to “When I Leave You Behind”

  1. Crystal

    This piece is everything! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  2. Danielle

    “When it hurts to remember / I want to be a breeze to forget”
    “Torture yourself none / My earthbound prisoner”
    this poem has kindness that kills!
    gives me some “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” feelings with its imagery and subject
    that complex feeling of how you wish to be gone for someone as effortlessly as possible
    that retroactive immateriality
    ruthless, really — even tho the whole poem takes care of the *you*
    really enjoyed this one!


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