Memory Recalls


Memory Recalls 

i remember being stuck in time –
black sky filled with protruding stars
luscious dreams soaked my eyes;
//first-time love//
streets had lungs and traffic lights winked
memory pulled; recall of one chilling night …

old movie theater, stale smell;
its past trembled the seats –
vibrations hugged my limbs,
once full of vibrancy; traces of porno flicks
i sat alone, you and friends clustered in the back
several rows kept us apart,
//i felt close//
transfixed on the screen,
seats shared stories I had no desire to hear

Monster’s Ball, pounded my soul,
waking philosophical provoking’s;
i kept to my virgin thoughts, staring at the empty seats –
[stained with past experiences]
hearing you breathe, about six rows behind
your aroma filled my nostrils,
pulsating this heart to the strum of your scent
my head buried between my chest,
//ignoring the seats//

i remember escaping – left no trace;
knowledge of my presence never graced your space,
brisk wind pounded my skull, i felt warm
dashing toward my car, moon struck midnight
black boots thumped the pavement –
in tune with its exhalation, rhythm of the stars, moon, & sky
swayed in and out of my long black coat
fuzzy, cozy, embracing black coat
//tracers; your fingerprints embedded//
jeans spoke with frigidity; rubbing between my thighs

moon glow pranced upon my red hood;
alone, in the comfort of my seat –
white knuckles clung tightly,
steering wheel throbbed with simpatico beat,
same as the cold air that blew against my flesh,
//heart raced//

satisfied to share with you; without you
paused in silence, wondering if you felt me too –
memory reminds me you didn’t,
i wondered then, //as I do, still//
if you thought of me too,
or if you remember the feel of my fuzzy black coat
[the one i wore pretending, i was the chick from the Matrix –
the one still hanging in my closet; embedded with your fingerprints –
 memory recalls]


Hello! I decided to try the prompt given from Manicddaily, a/k/a, Karin Gustafson at dVerse today. It was “I Remember.”  My head was reeling in all sorts of directions – I think I can use this prompt quite often when I feel stuck. 

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30 Responses to Memory Recalls

  1. I really do think that I need your autograph! 😉

  2. brian miller says:

    streets had lungs and traffic lights winked…wow…and the sheets sharing stories you didnt want to hear…nice intensity fleeing to the car…and the wondering if they thought the same…really well spun and got my heart pumping a bit…smiles.

  3. ManicDdaily says:

    Ouch! You describe a very dramatic experience here with a great deal of telling detail! Those are awful moments – well captured. Thanks much for participating. k.

  4. Mary says:

    This is quite a trip through memory, I find; and yes, I think sometimes we all wonder if someone from the past remembers us or thinks about us we do them!

  5. Laurie Kolp says:

    Incredible… I love it, and the fourth stanza especially.

  6. This read like a diary// enjoyed specially the opening verse ~ Have a good weekend ~

  7. shanyns says:

    This is really so well written. Gritty like a journal written on scraps of paper with a borrowed pencil. Really well crafted from start to finish. Me likey. Me likey lots.

    • Thank you! So glad you liked it – I really transported myself back there trying to grab everything I felt and saw that night. I may have journaled it come to think of it. I most likely did I wrote everything down back then.

  8. Gripping and evocative work!

  9. vandana says:

    🙂 yes sometimes we do feel that whether the person whom we love or remember; remembers us or not….

  10. claudia says:

    oh heck – my heart raced a bit as well reading this… the matrix coat in the close made me smile

  11. Gabriella says:

    I am sure we all wonder at one point or another how important events are remembered by others. “i wondered then, //as I do, still// /if you thought of me too,” – I like this line.

    • I think so too, there is a movie series that plays with this thought, of course they end up together – I have not seen the latest one, but they are titled “Before Sunrise” “Before Sunset” and “Before Midnight” I really connected to the first two.

      It is nice to ponder on these thoughts at times …

  12. Those memories of unrequited love… I can still recall those I never dared to approach… and that painting of the cinema on the stains… yes that was brilliant and I kept reading like a story… and still you wonder if he might also have had any memories.

  13. Akila says:

    Intense vivid!! details paint this well

  14. hedgewitch says:

    Very sensual, (and I don’t mean sexual)lots of vivid imagery, a strong end with the infinitely human condition of longing to know if one ever is as much to another as they are to us.

  15. Margaret says:

    gritty… vivid… lonely, really. I can’t help but think he didn’t deserve you.

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