Forgotten


Forgotten

Forget-me-nots

No, of course it’s not so you didn’t mean it

Time got away, life has been busy, so much to do

Take care of in the house, work and your relationship

Winter was long and cold and this covid goes on forever

You thought of calling, dropping over, texting, nearly every day

No excuse for not checking in, “it’s on me, I’m bad, I’ll get better”

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The thing is, is being the last of ‘things to do’ things that need attention

Feels bad, hurtful, care-less in the name of friendship, in the name of family

Naming it all out loud feels needy, feels like being a victim of the wrong end of

Receiving love, of being thought of, of being left behind because so much is more

Important than this relationship that feels one-sided and will be gotten to later on

When everything else in life has been attended to and the space time continuum says yes

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And memory clicks in that you have forgotten to check in, give a call, tap a text, write a letter

It’s all good, they’re fine, you’d have heard through the vine of life otherwise, you’ll call tonight

Don’t call tonight, don’t make me the last thing on your list, don’t make anyone that you care for

The last thing on the list because family and friends are dear ones, beloveds, not to be forgotten

No shame.  No guilt in what has been forgotten can be remembered or let go of in choice

No wrong.  No bad in how life takes us and trips us around in the doing our best

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Being forgotten means it’s time to let go

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jeanne adwani. @copyright 2021

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