My memory bank is overloaded
And taken to deleting random stuff
Concentrating on the period from
My middle years to ten minutes ago.
So, I can struggle to recall the names
Of friends and relations I’ve known for years;
The title of the film we saw last week,
Who was in it and what it was about.
But my memory bank locks some things tight.
So, I remember the moment we met
A lifetime ago, but I still recall
The coffee house, you, your guitar and song.
My memory bank may delete this too
But my heart will remember my love for you.
© 2019 Patricia Mahoney
Patricia Mahoney started her writing career as a playwright with five professionally-produced plays and since released a book/CD of stories.