The Cold Light of Day

Photo by jchanders

Usually, in the cold light of day 
Thoughts of you fade away.
Today they stayed.

I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not
I’ve seen it both ways
It’s just something to live with now, like mortality.

I went to the park today.
You know the place.
I closed my eyes for a long time
let the sun warm the skin of my eyelids
and remembered.

That’s the curse: I can’t forget.

I can’t forget when life was better.

I can’t forget being calm and excited at the same time.

I can’t forget the string of dreams tinged with pink and gold.

I can’t forget the promises my younger self to made to this tired heart.

I can’t forget what you did to me. What I did to you. I can’t forget.

I can’t.

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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