They don’t teach you
how to forget
There mnemonics have to
dysfunction, if it happened
it is there in your
mental circuit
that does lose its fuse
and short circuit when you
least expect
And you have to remember
to forget me and abandon the glasses
that did show an angle
no one else saw
and continue to speculate

That letter of reassurance
to the one who was shooting
grenades from tankers at
war lords of MMORPG.
was written in pencil
So that if you can not tear
You can still erase.

Forgetting wounds that have healed
Demands that you forget the bandage.
New skin is often sensitive
to old hurts.