"I think we are well advised
to keep on nodding terms
with the people we used to be,
whether we find them attractive company or not.
they turn up unannounced and surprise us,
come hammering on the mind's door at 4 am of a bad night,
and demand to know who deserted them,
who betrayed them,
who is going to make amends.
We forget all too soon
the things we thought we could never forget.
We forget the loves and betrayals alkie,
forget what we whispered
and what we screamed,
forget who we were."