Where do I store, one more memory? 

How do I secure another story, 

In the overstuffed pages of my mind?    


I squirrel about, foraging little trinkets 

And a happy little memory, to link it 

To you, till no more space I can find.    


Too heavy this final goodbye, 

I try to lighten with a sigh 

But so laden it is, I could drown.    


I wait for time to lighten 

The burden of days, you had brightened, 

Till they fade away without a sound.    


So I can make some room there 

And fill my lungs with some air 

That was knocked out by farewells.    


And fill new diaries with new glimpses, 

Though I end my lines in ellipses, 

For fullstops- they sound like the knell.    


©Sai 31/12/2020 

Pic credit: Dimitri Houtteman (Unsplash)


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Written by Sai

When thoughts began to rhyme,
And lines found a heartbeat,
I transformed from a dentist to a poet.