why is lightness so easy to forget and why is darkness so easy to remember. i must remember forgiveness and compassion. there are children with sweet voices and animals with warm cuddles. there is soup, and there is fresh laundry, and there is wine. there is my love, over there sleeping, and i want to tell him tender, tender poems that will tell us everything will be okay, because both of us forget. i want to remember softness. i want to be above my forgetful tendencies. i want to be full of waves of love, waves of giggles, waves of understanding.

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