Year of Forgetting

I’ve forgotten a lot this year
but what bothers me most
is forgetting how to spell your name.

It wasn’t intentional
and it’s a matter of an a verses an e
but it troubles me to know that,
as I forget what you look like,
sound like and smell like
I’ve also forgotten who you are.

the vowel takes on greater importance as you,
whoever you are,
disappear from me.

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