What I Forgot to Remember

By Ann Michener Winter

why did I come into this room
better backtrack my steps

talking to friends    now what is her name
better start with A

my head is in the fridge
no sunglasses in here

is today my dental appointment
oh no    was that yesterday

help    I forgot to put out the trash
or is that tomorrow

that word is on the tip of my tongue
but tucked away in my brain

bring in the dog and let out the cat
did I or didn’t I

will I remember tomorrow what I forgot today
or remember today and forget tomorrow

I can’t remember

Ann Michener Winter is a CA native and has been writing poetry, prose and creative non-fiction since age 11. She enjoys reading, gardening, travel and family and friends. Also by this poet: "Owl"