“Sending you forget-me-nots to help me to remember”
From the song ‘Remind Me’, by American jazz pianist and R&B singer Patrice Rushen.


Courtesy of Thurles Author & Poet Tom Ryan ©

Always unexpected,
It’s always some little thing.
A word or gesture or photograph,
Turned up in the kitchen drawer,
That shocks into reality again,
And briefly
It is yesterday,
As you are hurtling along,
In time,
In some space that’s forever routine.
You’re jostled into contemplating,
The awe and finality,
That brings a prayer and a tear,
For a loved one,


Tom Ryan, “Iona”, Rahealty, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.


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