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  • JENS VANGE

Sometimes I Forget



I sometimes forget

Crazy to you means twirling in circles

Not the woman on the light rail

Or my roommate from the U

Or the week I had at work


I sometimes forget

Good night to you means sweet dreams

Not escape at The Muddy Pig

Or an evening without hurt

Or a night without obsession


I sometimes forget

Please to you means can I have it? Can I? Can I?

Not I really need this job

Or spend your life with me

Or don’t leave


I sometimes forget

You’re four

Not thirty-something

And words to me are suitcases

And words to you are paintbrushes



Story: JENS VANGE has lived variously on both sides of the river for over thirty years. When not practicing architecture, he collects moments in words and pictures.


Photo: CAMI APPLEQUIST.



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