Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

where the mind fades

R.D. McManes

i can’t remember
like i once could
at best, faded images
in my mind’s eye
blink and flicker
a candle’s shadow
cast on a dimly lit wall

momentary flashes
muffled light
like tiny whispers
between shadows
sometimes i recall
those soft sounds
rain sprinkles
or mellow jazz

family and friends
places i’ve been
near and far away
sometimes a smell
angel food cake
fresh cut summer hay
grandmother’s perfume

i try to focus
pull a moment
into the light
but they fade
the memories
grow shorter
caught between
the dark shadows
of tall ridges
as they grow
within my mind