2024 – Spring

I Just Want to Forget

Author: Claire Trotti

I just want to forget
The dazzling sky
Interspersed with clouds I ignored
I think there was a meadow
A pond filled with lilies 
And distant pine trees

But I cannot recall
The sun’s caress
The soil’s touch
The lilies’ perfume
The trees’ height 

Was the pond emerald
Or sapphire?
I don’t know
I just remember the tempest
The pain of leaving

Burnt by the blaze’s breath
And bathed in the sky’s tears
I reached home
Rocking between the wish to remember
And the urge to forget

I liked this place
Picnicing on the grass
Bathing in the waters
Sleeping on the moss
But I want to forget
This scorched earth.

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