The minutes, the seconds continue to mount-
Into hours, days, week, I am not able to count.
Each precious moment, a memory is stored-
Of a person, a thing, so special, so fully adored.
How is it that I see the space isn’t there?
To stare at all memories that I want to share.
I’ve arranged and shaped, so everything fit.
Memories’s candles, I’ve kept them lit.
Days, weeks, months have turned to years.
Some of laughter has turned to tears.
How can I forget? You’re in my memory.
I must find a place, you were dear to me.
Now I’ve discarded here, reduced some from there,
To wipe out any is so hard to bear.
But I must, must have the space,
To store another memory that I can’t erase.
There! See! I’ve pushed and squeezed till it’s in place.
I’ve lastly made room to remember your face.
THE FACE! The face is before me, but ah, what a shame-
That I can see your face, but forgotten your name!!!