Maureen Asino

Frag Memory - Poem by Maureen Asino

That song packs a punch
Brings me back to when we were shy high school sweethearts
Just babies with baby dreams
Before we hit that blasted hurdle

Time: Fall. The leaves are falling like snow. School chugs along.
Place: Outside the cafeteria on the sidewalk of the parking lot
toward the trees,
transparencies of people walking around
leaving bits, pieces and youthful sound in their wake
sky unvisited by my beloved clouds, my visions of heaven
The chill air breathes rejuvenation into my happy depths
Memory: I want to marry you. Victor's smiling.

Now, here
Bleach-blond A.A. you know how to croon it
'I swear I'm gonna marry you someday'

I want to marry you, too, I found my mouth, my soul saying
because I believed you weren't shitting me
I believed you, Vic.
I believe you now.

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Comments about Frag Memory by Maureen Asino

  • (11/6/2007 6:45:00 AM)

    hmm, I think you can extend the length of this poem. The first stanza would be the place...and trees and transparencies rhyme.

    and then the would be great if you reminisce a little for this stanza.

    and then the 3rd...for memory, you can do a stanza with a theme: lots of good sights and sounds, and all you can remember was the proposal and victor's smile.
    (just an idea)

    That song packs a punch
    high school sweethearts with baby dreams
    'I swear I'm gonna marry you someday.'
    I believed you.
    I believe you now.

    oh and I hope you don't mind...I had this Idea...Anne Sexton had a partner that edits and shares their views with each other. both respected opinions....I'm trying to be that partner.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 5, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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