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Soft Remembering

I turn my head to gaze at the stars above me

and I am transported to a place where I know that people love me

the smell of peppermint makes my chest feel warm

as it expands to fit all the memories that books cannot hold

I exhale all the air my lungs can wrap around just to see a single blue rose

vibrantly standing all alone by a blood-stained stop sign

the white snow that surrounds it causes my eyes to sting

Much too bright for a silent sliding white tundra

My ears shiver pleasantly as I place each boot into the crunchy snow

After a few blocks I realize I forgot who I used to be

I think I smell honeysuckle but know I must be mistaken

But my mind believes as much as my senses and I find myself

on a mile-long driveway walking past vine after vine

of sweet summery honeysuckle with blackberry bushes

peppered in between, filling the gaps like honey

I wish I could remember the way people smell

memories make my stomach ache with nostalgia

I know I am but a season and I have no control

but when the wind blows in my face I feel like I’m a part of something

Wrap me in blankets made of sage and mint, place me on a pile of fresh mulch

let me remember who I am- and then- I can find a place for you in my garden

and maybe one day we can remember places and people,

that light fires in our chests that will burn out as the seasons’ change, together

Hey it's Nash! ╭☞( ͡ ͡° ͜ ʖ ͡ ͡°)╭☞
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