Kathleen Pastrana

Rookie - 165 Points (March 9,1994)

What I Think About When I Think About You Is - Poem by Kathleen Pastrana

gray,
like the storm clouds that hovered in Davao Oriental,
or the fragmented road somewhere in Tigatto,
like the lingering ashes from the Km.11 fire,
or the color of the contact lenses I wore
on that beautiful Friday morning,
when I learned that you were born on the twenty-sixth.
There are so many things to think about,
when I find myself thinking about you.
But the most mundane details
leave the most lasting impression:
the sleek metallic bumper of your iPhone,
or the Columbia polo shirt you often wear.
If the time to be forgetful comes,
I’d never forget about you,
because thinking about gray brings me back to
the moments spent with you.

Topic(s) of this poem: details, forget, love, memories, thoughts


Comments about What I Think About When I Think About You Is by Kathleen Pastrana

  • Chinedu Dike (4/12/2015 2:11:00 AM)


    A good piece of poetry, well articulated and nicely penned with conviction. Indeed, some memories are deeply rooted in our minds and leave lasting impressions. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/17/2015 2:12:00 AM)


    But the most mundane details
    leave the most lasting impression:

    So true.... Never thought of it quite that way until I read this, but that struck me as a universal truth.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 12, 2015


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