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Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Love Poems | 0 comments

Poem: Forgetting

I’m trying not to think about you

More than once a day

Unless I am reminded of you

In some other way


No matter what the future brings

I know that I will find

That there’s a list of several things

Which call you to my mind


Like summer lanes and paper planes

A Double Gloucester cheese

Like moonlit nights and fairy lights

On proper Christmas trees


There’s icecream cones and telephones

And books of pretty stamps

And modern art and apple tart

And quite unusual lamps


And Anne of Cleves and autumn leaves

And cans of Diet Coke

Computer games and foreign names

And people who don’t smoke


Italian things and silver rings

And times with mutual friends

And coffee bars and Renault cars

it simply never ends


I’m trying to forget you, love

But I can’t slake this thirst

So many things remind me, that

I must forget me first



Emily Lock

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