I've been losing memories
selectively
each day for a year
My heart switched places
with my brain; I can't remember
the reasons for my leaving,
can recall all the pain --- it seems
I had this life; the kind where I first learned what living would be, and it was
right beside you

late night restaurants on a warm July evening
baths after a long work day
picnics right beside the lake
walking back from the movies with tall lattes

And now I'm gone.

One day I just left and my lovesick
mind can't remember why

I had to go

It's been a year since the airports & the goodbye letters, so it seems you don't heal with time, you just start to forget with time