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Memory

A black ringlet
Curls to lie
At the nape of her neck,
Glistening with sweat
In the evaporate moonlight…
This is what I remember

Now that I cannot forget.

And tonight,
If I have forgotten her name,
I remember:
Rigid wire and white lace
Half-impressed in her flesh…

Our soft cries, like regret,

… the enameled white clips
Of her bra strap
Still inscribe dimpled marks
That my kisses erase…

Now that I have forgotten her face.

Originally published by Poetry Magazine


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Poem Memory - Michael Burch