Posted in [poetry], [witchcraft & wonder]

Lethe, goddess of being forgotten [poem]

imagine a girl who spends most of her life moving
traveling from one place to another
never settling down
as she leaves a place
the people left behind forget her name
her face
because she’s forgettable
I guess
the way a stranger on the bus is forgotten
when they get off at the next stop
it’s always been this way for her
like she drags every memory from her friends
and wrings out whatever might
bring their minds wondering back toward her
it’s like being forgotten is her superpower
or maybe it’s her curse
either way
it gets lonely when you’re the only person
who remembers

Author:

bookdragon, poet, witch

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