NaPoWriMo Day 29: We are challenged to write a poem in which each line starts with “I remember.” We’re asked to focus on specific details, and not whether the memories are of important events, or are connected to each other.
I remember the youth group, our trip to Vermont. At night, we listened to comedy albums, back when we thought Bill Cosby was still a good person.
I remember the concerts, astounding acoustics for our college choir. Drinks at the Yacht Club (which had no yachts, and no body of water) before…and after.
I remember the Artist’s Café, the heady lunches in late afternoon.
I remember spring break. We got married.
I remember the move to Wisconsin, the blizzard with snow so deep only snowmobiles could traverse. No power or water—only the cheese shop was open.
I remember Main Place, the Saturday brunches that lasted till the bar closed Sunday morning.
I remember dinners with John at the Inn, Friday night fish fries and dance bands.
I remember the trips to Arkansas–warm, sunny Christmases and barbequed goat on New Year’s.
I remember Summerfest and 70’s music.
I remember the divorce.