I remember a time
When things were much different
I can’t say better, for my memory cheats me
I can’t say worse, for things seem okay now

But they were

Different was the place I had stayed
Different were clothes I wore
Even the company I kept
Was, as I remember, different

Before it ached to move
When this arthritis didn’t so
Have a hold of my
Every day’s regiment

I recall when I was young
Someone I would often be with
Taught me, but suddenly
That person simply went away

They put her in a wagon
And I didn’t see her again
That I can remember,

Now I recall the two I’ve been
With for such a long time
The rowdy ones who learned
Nothing from my teachings

They didn’t learn from
Anything I learned from
And now they’re both all
But gone

I have naught but
These lost teachings
And no one to pass
On to

No one to pass them to
This is it for me
I’ve felt my bones erode
For so long now

I thought I had done well
To show the world what to do
What was right
And how to live

But as I look back
On all the teachings now
I remember that the only thing left
Is my forgetfulness

Published by Jake Thomas Shaw

Concerned with memory, currency, and destiny, I strive to capture each one as they happen. Join me and consume reality! Radio Reality. City!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: