Monday, January 29

How To Remember

How To Remember

(for S.V)

Hurl reminiscing away. Smash it up,
the photographs, spit out that saliva
you suck inbetween your teeth – spit it,
on rose-tinted snaps, which had you –
stomach shaking, eyes stinging.
The cochlea echoes, a voice
which tossed over past waves.

Show willing – for once,
just this once, put out the reeking bins
again. Watch from your windows, peer around
the apple tree, spying with permission.
They take the bin bags out,
empty your stuff into
a gross churning machine.
And let’s listen to the metal, chomping away.
Don’t succumb.

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With some luck, it won't seem like molten hatred pouring fresh out of the pot.

11 comments:

a broken fork said...

I like :D
for some reason I love the "Show willing – for once" it really sounds nice when you repeat it in your head :3

Is is all about how to remember to put out the bins? or just how to reember stuff, with the added binman scene? or is it not about binmen and im just dumb(founded) lol

Katy said...

Well, no complaints about 'it really sounds nice when you repeat it in your head'! I used the idea of the bins in an attempt to show how someone is trying to move on from a relationship, to let their 'baggage' be taken away, if you like... as I say though, an attempt.

Please ask more questions if you want, I like to know people's responses.

The reason I've given such a short reply is that I don't want to cloud people's perceptions of this - good poems, to me, shouldn't be about the poem-maker handing the reader/ audience a 'message', or 'a lesson to take away', but should provide stimulus from which the readers can be allowed their own pondering.

Katy said...

Well, no complaints about 'it really sounds nice when you repeat it in your head'! I used the idea of the bins in an attempt to show how someone is trying to move on from a relationship, to let their 'baggage' be taken away, if you like... as I say though, an attempt.

Please ask more questions if you want, I like to know people's responses.

The reason I've given such a short reply is that I don't want to cloud people's perceptions of this - good poems, to me, shouldn't be about the poem-maker handing the reader/ audience a 'message', or 'a lesson to take away', but should provide stimulus from which the readers can be allowed their own pondering.

Katy said...

Well, no complaints about 'it really sounds nice when you repeat it in your head'! I used the idea of the bins in an attempt to show how someone is trying to move on from a relationship, to let their 'baggage' be taken away, if you like... as I say though, an attempt.

Please ask more questions if you want, I like to know people's responses.

The reason I've given such a short reply is that I don't want to cloud people's perceptions of this - good poems, to me, shouldn't be about the poem-maker handing the reader/ audience a 'message', or 'a lesson to take away', but should provide stimulus from which the readers can be allowed their own pondering.

Katy said...

Well, no complaints about 'it really sounds nice when you repeat it in your head'! I used the idea of the bins in an attempt to show how someone is trying to move on from a relationship, to let their 'baggage' be taken away, if you like... as I say though, an attempt.

Please ask more questions if you want, I like to know people's responses.

The reason I've given such a short reply is that I don't want to cloud people's perceptions of this - good poems, to me, shouldn't be about the poem-maker handing the reader/ audience a 'message', or 'a lesson to take away', but should provide stimulus from which the readers can be allowed their own pondering.

Katy said...

Well, no complaints about 'it really sounds nice when you repeat it in your head'! I used the idea of the bins in an attempt to show how someone is trying to move on from a relationship, to let their 'baggage' be taken away, if you like... as I say though, an attempt.

Please ask more questions if you want, I like to know people's responses.

The reason I've given such a short reply is that I don't want to cloud people's perceptions of this - good poems, to me, shouldn't be about the poem-maker handing the reader/ audience a 'message', or 'a lesson to take away', but should provide stimulus from which the readers can be allowed their own pondering.

Katy said...

Well, no complaints about 'it really sounds nice when you repeat it in your head'! I used the idea of the bins in an attempt to show how someone is trying to move on from a relationship, to let their 'baggage' be taken away, if you like... as I say though, an attempt.

Please ask more questions if you want, I like to know people's responses.

The reason I've given such a short reply is that I don't want to cloud people's perceptions of this - good poems, to me, shouldn't be about the poem-maker handing the reader/ audience a 'message', or 'a lesson to take away', but should provide stimulus from which the readers can be allowed their own pondering.

Katy said...

Well, no complaints about 'it really sounds nice when you repeat it in your head'! I used the idea of the bins in an attempt to show how someone is trying to move on from a relationship, to let their 'baggage' be taken away, if you like... as I say though, an attempt.

Please ask more questions if you want, I like to know people's responses.

The reason I've given such a short reply is that I don't want to cloud people's perceptions of this - good poems, to me, shouldn't be about the poem-maker handing the reader/ audience a 'message', or 'a lesson to take away', but should provide stimulus from which the readers can be allowed their own pondering.

Graaaant said...

Do you ever get De Ja Vu when reading comments?

xXx

Katy said...

*No comment*

I am impatient. The multiple replies is due to my impatient clicking. Oh dear.

rowena said...

Hee, somebody's a mouse-masher. I can relate.
I like the poem, particularly the rhythm of the first part of the first stanza. I think the metaphor in the last part of the stanza is a bit out of place, though. Doesn't mesh with the binmen; I much prefer the apple-tree spying.
Somehow the final statement confuses me. I can't work out if I like it or not. I think it bugs me a bit because of its prescriptive nature- no one likes being told what to do. Nice work :)