Nov 10

Memories


At the end of the summer 

We light a candle 

Make a wish

Hold tight to a memory

And watch it float away. 


I wish it didn’t have to end

That I’d never had to say goodbye

That I could hold on to memories 

That would never slip away

Into the unconscious. 


I remember watching my candle fade away

Happy memories against dark waters

I try to cling to them

But nothing good can stay forever 

I can’t stand here 

Wishing

Hoping 

For eternity.