Time to Forget

Time to Forget

Six weeks is enough time to forget

My hybrid car needs gas,

My hair isn’t naturally brown,

My face has scars,

I hate my enemies,

I’m shy,

I love sugar,

I smoke.

When compelled,

I fill my gas tank, surprised.

I dye my hair, disgruntled.

I admit to my flawed face, humbled.

I harden my heart, guarded.

I eat cake, delighted.

I smoke sage, enlightened.

I submerge in solitude, relieved.


Time to Forget is a poem published in Kindred: 2018 Savant Poetry Anthology (reprinted with permission). It’s available on Amazon.


Cate Burns is the author of Libido Tsunami: Awash with the Droll in Life, in which she unearths the ludicrous in the emotional live traps surrounding us — in families, friends and disastrous romances. Get it on Amazon today.

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