Years Ago (Hour 5 Half Marathon 2021)

Years Ago
(Hour 5 Half Marathon 2021)

Years ago
I buried in my memory
Hoping to forget
The subject of . . .
It was pretty bad
And I still am not sure
If I want to recall
Every now and then
I get a vague feeling
Of something
Maybe that very thing.

I recently bought a new house
A place to create new memories
A place to call home
The back yard was a little uneven
And my dog kept sniffing
Over a certain place at the corner
Right where the fence is
After a few weeks of my dog
Going to that spot and whimpering
Making my wife unhappy
I decided at my wife’s instructions to dig up the area
I found an old box of someone else’s memories
I decided to re-bury the box
Sometimes you just don’t want to know.

2 thoughts on “Years Ago (Hour 5 Half Marathon 2021)

  1. I like the way you build up the suspense and then let it go. Very effective. Plus the circular motion of burying memory/creating new memories/not wanting to know/reburying another’s memories…

    As I’m writing this, I’m reminded how my new puppy has sniffed around the box of my old dog’s ashes. Makes me wonder just how much those canine noses really know …

    Thank you for this.

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