30 Poems in 30 Days

30 Poems in 30 Days
A Project for National Poetry Writing Month

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Day 26 An Elegy

Elegy, For What I Don't Remember

Memory, same as looking, changes the object
         of scrutiny.

I learned the principles of uncertainty in my physics
         for poets class

which I took because I couldn’t do the math and needed
         a change.

Everyone was doing it, Boethius, Heisenberg, the Beatles, such
         a cliché!

Now, I just want to get the shape of your eyes right, the taste of tobacco on
         your skin

which wine it was we drank with breakfast and
         which after

what it was I said, exactly, that I’m not sure made
         you cry.