there are 234 poems in my folder
234 times I have say down
pen in hand
overwhelmed by emotions
so strong
I am surprised
others could not smell the stanzas
on my hair
or hear my signature
irregular unrhyming lines
in my breathing
234 times I couldn’t concentrate
on anything else
until I got you on paper
234 times I tried to capture your essence
234 times I refell in love with the memory of you


September 18. 2019