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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

That Lifetime Road

Every year
memories we made
get smaller
the details,
gauzier.

We didn't have much
but it was everything to
me.

If we had
gone down
that lifetime road
would we still be
together,
and
would you still be you
and would I still be me?

I don't talk about you
these days,
not because
you're a secret,

but rather,
you are a treasure
and I don't want
to break the spell,
the bubble our memories
live within.

Still, this time
of the year,
April
when the world
is alive and reborn,
is when I always
remember you.

My heart has beaten
a million, billion
times
since you set it
in motion,

but when it beat
for you,
it learned
what purpose meant,
what destiny felt like.

Those songs play
on the 80's channel
and I close my eyes
and surrender
my consciousness
to the memory
of our innocent,
undeniable love,

and feel thankful
to have known it,
and heartsick
as the pang
mercifully fades
like the sunset
we shared at
Hillcrest Park
that Friday long ago.

13 comments:

  1. Would you still be you and would I still be me... that's the eternal question. Or one of 'em. This is wonderful, Mosk. I specifically love the bubble image, and more generally, the whole frame and tone of this.

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  2. Anonymous8:38 AM

    Thank you for this one. I have that same secret, comes in August rather than April, but I keep it for those exact same reasons.

    Elizabeth

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  3. If we had
    gone down
    that lifetime road
    would we still be
    together,
    and
    would you still be you
    and would I still be me?

    Sigh I love this! It takes a lot of love and mutual effort to make it last ๐Ÿ’œ

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  4. Perfect, Mosk. Just perfect.

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  5. I agree, a beautiful memory bubble. We often ask the “ What if” question when reflecting on times gone by.

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  6. A treasure indeed – and though you'll never know the answer to the "what if?" on the other hand nothing will ever tarnish this treasure.

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  7. 1983...yes, a beautiful bubble indeed!

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  8. Yeah. Some things don't bear sharing indiscriminately.

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  9. You are fortunate to have had a love, a memory, as vivid as your words, in your life, a warm secret....

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  10. Best not to look back...for me.

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  11. I am not too much for "What if." So difficult to accept "What is." And yet I remain grateful for each day..."with you or without." When you know you couldn't write it, you know it is "life."

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