Did you forget last January?
Memories fade like time
But time returns, it finds you making merry
While already planning to be new again next year
Don’t you miss February?
Chilly mornings spent in dreary
Silence watching the last snowfall.
What did you lose in March?
Sitting, dully watching passerby
Even strangers whisper about your search
For those things left by heroes past and gone
How could you not love April?
That first taste of spring
Cleansing the pallet of living perils
Like showers wash dead leaves into the gutter.
What of the warmth of June?
It ripped everything from you
Leaving one last song
And one full moon
What’s wrong with July?
You can’t escape from the heat
Or the hate
Or the lies
Curling up in the corner to die.
How much time wasted in August?
Making note of every thought
With paper and pen
Just to have it turn to dust
Lost in end-of-summer bonfires.
What happened in September?
Leaves turn like the tables
And something inside of you,
Put back together all wrong.
You went somewhere else in October.
Blowing about like dried out foliage
Finding solitude in the cold and sober
Whispers on the wind.
Can you remember the song of November?
A lilting music always in the back of your mind
Waking lost embers,
Things you wanted to hide.
Will you finally live in December?
Snowflakes land on your lashes
Warm sunlight kisses your damp cheeks
As you can’t help but remember
The little things life’s still holding out of reach.