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Do I Remember

Bab's Unofficial Challenge Ask Me In December

By Andrea Corwin Published about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
Do I Remember
Photo by Guneet Jassal on Unsplash

Ask me in December

after the leaves are gone

and the rains have begun, when

above us floats a gray silk sky, thick in the middle

and an aching heart wants blue breaks, wishes for

any small crack in that gray sheen

Deeper desire, the

dream is of

December, no, before December

Ask me in December

What do I remember?

Coming home in the Spring to

Green trees leafed out the week we were gone

Bald Eagles perching on their nest and

tree frogs croaking in the back,

unseen but always heard.

Violet Green Swallows soaring over the street,

and my sadness when the babies flew from their nest

without a goodbye, every mid-July.

Driving in the mountains,

walking in the forest

vistas of purple and orange mountain wildflowers.

The Seagulls soaring over the waves

while the ferry sailed to and fro.

Ask me in December,

Do I remember?

Yes, I remember,

before December.

I remember your sweet kisses

in all the months,

before December took you.

Copyright © 4/18/2024 by Andrea O. Corwin

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  • Ryan Williamson7 days ago

    ohhh, great one.

  • Leslie Staven27 days ago

    Oh, Andrea! That's beautiful... and I find it very relatable to my own life right now. Thank you.

  • Flamance @ lit.27 days ago

    Awesome story I like it congratulations 🎉🎉

  • Beautifully written from the heart Andrea. Congratulations on top story.

  • Absolutely beautiful story well-deserving of the Top Story! Congrats! It makes me grateful that spring and summer is still ahead of me.

  • ROCK 30 days ago

    So beautiful; very touching prose Andrea!

  • Anna 30 days ago

    Excellent poem! Congrats on TS!!😊

  • Gina C.30 days ago

    Stunning poem! I relate so much to feeling sad when spring and summer end! (Especially summer!) The cold weather always gives me the blues. Your words are beautifully strung together here!

  • Katie Erdman30 days ago

    Love this! Just beautiful.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Donna Fox (HKB)about a month ago

    This was beautiful and heartbreaking all in one breath. Congratulations on Top Story Andrea!!

  • Belleabout a month ago

    Congrats on your top story!

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    AW, that's so beautifully said. almost hate to ruin the emotion with a congratulations on TS but this truly deserves it.

  • Carol Townendabout a month ago

    This is a sad but very warming poem. I always feel sad when summer and spring disappear; though I love December, I hate the chill of Winter.

  • Novel Allenabout a month ago

    December sure is heating up in here. Babs has unleashed a monster in December. Lovely poetry. Congrats.

  • Gloria Penelopeabout a month ago


  • Gerald Holmesabout a month ago

    This was special! The ending really got me. Congrats on Top Story

  • Lamar Wigginsabout a month ago

    Great entry and TS. Congrats, Andrea!

  • D. D. Leeabout a month ago

    Congrats on Top Story! Another nice entry into Bab’s challenge.

  • angela hepworthabout a month ago

    Wow this was absolutely beautiful!

  • Sonia Heidi Unruhabout a month ago

    The colors of the flowers, the movements of wildlife, so gloriously vivid. Such a contrast with the heavy dull gray of the beginning of the poem, which it circles back to in that Wham of a line at the end. A wonderful contribution to Bab's challenge!

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Oh goodness, that ending. This is such a beautiful poem. Congrats on the TS.

  • TheSpinstressabout a month ago

    This is poignantly beautiful. I wasn't expecting the end at all.

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