I Remember… (Second Edition)

I remember being in a new place and feeling overwhelmed and homesick and lonely…

…I remember crying in bed because I didn’t know what else to do.

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I remember being with you and feeling…so normal…so right.

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I remember that locale that felt like a home away from home in a foreign place. 

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I remember feeling free…and exhilarated…and on top of the world, on top of life. 

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I remember how I couldn’t stop smiling, until I wasn’t–until tears were splattering down my face.

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I remember thinking you were like an older brother, an older brother that I never had…

…I remember thinking I should tell you this, but I didn’t. 

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I remember lying in bed with you, half-naked, admitting things to you that I had never even admitted to myself.

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I remember feeling adventurous and free and independent. 

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I remember blowing smoke in your face–how you admonished me for being rude. 

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I remember being so frustrated with you, perhaps wrongly…

…I remember believing that frustration was worth my while. 

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I remember “Yellow” and drunkingly crying from so much happiness. 

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I remember when October turned to November, yet the leaves hadn’t changed, wouldn’t…

…I remember how I knew that life would never be the same. 


I initially took this idea from Sabina back in May because I thought it was a fantastic writing exercise, and I’m always looking for ways to improve my writing. I thought I’d try my hand at it again because I’ve been itching to delve back into creative writing of late.

You can find my first “I Remember” here.

 

 

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