Crinkly-faced laughter by Luke Myer

Writers are forgetful,
But they remember everything.
They forget appointments
Anniversaries, arrangements, agendas
An assorted abundance of appearances
But they remember the clothes you wore,
How you smelled,
The way you smiled,
The crinkly-faced laughter
On your very first date.
They remember every story you’ve ever told them
Every word you’ve half-whispered
Breathless
On your doorstep in the muffling cold
But they forget what you’ve just said.
They don’t remember to water the plants
Or take out the bins,
But they never
Ever
Forget how to make you laugh.
Writers are forgetful
because they’re busy
remembering
the important things.