Chasing Memories

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Chasing Memories

Stepping down onto the pavings
Cold air rushes in through my open coat
Pulling it around me
There is something missing!
Panic overwhelms me as the bus pulls away
Tears well up from my heart
Breaking over lashes
Adrenalin surges down
Suddenly I’m sprinting
Watching, hoping for red lights
My injured calf forgotten
No pain registers
Only winning this race to the next stop matters
To rescue the scarf you gave me
It’s all I have left
Banging on the doors at the junction
The pneumatic hiss
My euphoric release
Burying my face
Wetting the soft wool
Your scent infuses my mind
But I know there is no smell
You’ve been gone a year
As I turn to carry on
Pain sears through my leg
And I know I cannot walk alone

©Copyrighted by Colin Ryan (2014)

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One response

  1. Thank you Colin, feeling lighter again.

    January 27, 2014 at 7:04 pm

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