Recently I have started writing poetry I call "Dialogue Poetry". It's a poem where two people are talking back and forth. Sometimes there is a face attached to the other side of a Dialogue Poem and sometimes it's just a voice. Other times I'm watching from afar, not involved in the conversation at all... Other times I'm in another person's body. It's expiremental and fun.
I don't remember meeting you for the first time, don't remember the way you shook my hand or the way you might have smiled. I don't remember meeting you for the first time. But I know that sometime soon after, I learned how to sing again.
I don't remember the way you might have shone when I wrote my first letters again.
Scrawled onto the back of some lost ticket stub (for words are always things crafted from broken shards).
Or the way you might have gone numb at the way my broken-up words sat so plainly on the paper, like maybe they could save you before you saved them.
Like maybe the poetry of childhood was written long before someone could comprehend what the word "percosious" meant.
I don't remember hearing you laugh for the first time.