Talk To Me

Martha Meltzer


I do not want to feel

that I am forgettable

That time has erased from your memory


the wonder of a first snowfall

coffee shared at a roadside diner

a clutch of wildflowers offered with a courtly bow


So I’ll cling to the hope

that when you say

I don’t remember

what you really mean is

I can’t talk about it



Martha Meltzer is a California native and a San Francisco Bay Area poet. A children's librarian by day, she writes at night or when the cat is not asleep on her laptop.