“Forget Him.”

Why is it
when someone tells you “forget him”
the opposite happens?
And you can’t stop thinking about
his stupid face
and his quirky grin
and the way he fucking
swears.
You weren’t even thinking about him before, that’s the thing.
and now suddenly
“Forget him”
and your brain says
let’s remember everything I’m supposed to
be forgetting
How he laughs at your dumb jokes
how he pays attention
calls you out on your bullshit
and how
you would never have missed him had not someone said
“Forget him.”

1 Comment

  1. Makes me think of when I was pregnant. I wasn’t thinking about specific foods, and then a commercial would come on tv and all of a sudden I had to have it.

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