Friday, 27 November 2009

What Never Was by Amir Elzeni

I guess we all have
our memories, our past,

I threw out
every girl's number
I ever had, when I fell
in love,

and ten years later,
somebody finds me,
somebody always finds you,

and they write you,
email you, as if
the rain never got us wet,

but I am in love,

and they should know,

only fools

Amir Elzeni, USA


Crafty Green Poet said...

Amir Elzeni was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1966. Moved to America at age nine. Painfully shy and instinctively driven. He plays guitar a little. His music is the Blues (thanks to Buddy Guy), Jazz and Flamenco. He owned, operated and was the chef at a blues bar. Where he had the pleasure of booking many of the great /legendary blues artists, up and coming young cats and he is honored to say they became his friends and extended family. He was also lucky to meet a girl that he fell in love with in such a magical way.

Kat Mortensen said...

Wow! Amir, you have captured the essence of departed relationships and the vigour of real love. I loved the spareness of this, but your words are expert. Really enjoyed it!

Dianne said...

Yes, as if the rain never got us wet....
only fools revisit.
Quite a theme for a mid-life crisis.
Thanks for sharing this work, keep sending it out

Enchanted Oak said...

It's pointless to revist past loves. Thanks for the lovely poem about that simple truth.

Karen said...

You are right on with this. I, too, like the form and these lines:

" if
the rain never got us wet,"


"only fools

Emily said...

I love this - highly evocative yet apparently simple. I especially liked the lines, 'somebody finds me,/
somebody always finds you,'.