I’m going to look back on all that I have written
and laugh or cry.
I might say “what was I thinking?”
or, I’ll just remember what I was thinking
and where I was when I wrote these words;
usually I can remember exactly
how I was feeling and where I was at
One day I can show my children
who I hope will in turn show their children
and their children’s children will in turn show their children…
I hope my children don’t ask me
to recite any one of these poems,
I write them but I don’t memorize them –
I’ll save memorization for open mic.
It’s my diary.
and I don’t usually re-read it.
I’m usually amazed at the things
I re-discover years down the road.
I write and try to forget it.