What Do I Remember?
What do I remember?
We were invincible.
Nothing in the universe could stop us
Let me tell you a story
There are times when nostalgia wills to take over me
And I let it.
I let it play movies of when we ran
Through yards and summer nights. When
We rode with the top down screaming
And the potions made my arms tingle
I remember picking you up off the white carpet
When the whiskey took you down
And laughing while we slipped through the front door.
I remember your smile
The way you were brave and didn’t fear the world
The way you never let it pull you apart
I remember chasing you down the street
And how everything we did was an adventure
And we were invincible.
Until the world tore us down
Until I felt my face on the concrete and the stars shaking me
Screaming “wake up!”
Until so many months passed that I couldn’t
Remember the details of you
Or how many freckles you had
And I’ll never get over the way that
Months could wash away nine years.
Eden Smith, Sweet Spade