Archive for January, 2012

15
Jan
12

Delete

There are

Still

Songs

That I can’t

Listen to

Anymore,

Because of

Who

They belong to,

But I can’t

Bear the thought

Of letting go

Of the music

And the memories.

It’s all too easy

In this modern world

To click

A button

And delete

A song,

An email,

A memory,

A person.

An entire chapter

Of a life

Together

Can be

Erased

And sent away

To the recycle bin,

Then permanently

Deleted-

With just the click

Of a button

And the blink

Of an eye.

The years,

The tears,

The laughs

And the crying

Can be sent away

Without bias

Or emotion.

But,

There are still

Times,

When the tears-

Real or imaginary-

Feel

Like a purging

And release,

Forgiveness,

That is needed

And enjoyed.

With a song,

They return

And leave again,

So I keep them-

Even if I can’t

Listen to them

Yet.

 

Timothy Vance Jackson

January 14, 2012

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14
Jan
12

Old lusts

Old lusts

And hurts

Come running

Back to the surface

With the sound

Of a voice

In an old song

From a different

Time

In my life-

Neither good

Nor bad.

An emotional

Scrapbook

Of music,

With yellowed

And tattered

Edges,

And faded images,

But the memories

Still vivid

With all the same colors,

Smells,

Feelings,

Longings,

And confusion.

I can still

See her

Eyes

And hear her

Voice,

Telling me

As awkwardly as she could

That “it’s over”-

The mole above her lip

Danced

As her lips moved

And my ears

Filled

With the white noise

Of rushing blood

And a broken heart.

So many years later,

And multiple marriages,

The memories of those teenage years and teenage music

Are renewed,

Even if only

Until the end of the song.

 

Timothy Vance Jackson

January 14, 2012

 




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