Saturday, August 17, 2013

One Less Thing to Remember (In the category of Want What You Have.) A poem by Kim Norris [#52Weeks]

Elaborate mnemonics were never needed,
No string around the finger,
No repetition, repetition, repetition.

I didn’t have to write it three times,
Or leave myself a message.
Just one quick jot on the correct date:

Dad. B.D.

It’s a habit now, in January,
To take down last year, flip
To the beginning and transcribe

For the year to come —
Dad. B.D.

On August 19
Where it always goes
Every year.

It’s there this year,
Too, the reminder,
Dad. B.D.,

Transcribed last January.
I wonder what
Elaborate mnemonics

I will need to stop reminding
Myself that I don’t have to
Buy you cards anymore.

A happy day with Dad.

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