Sara Smollett

Summer 1997

longing for a lot of things
wish I could repeat the past
wish I could be someone else
wish I could be myself
wish the turtle didn't have to leave
wish I had the answers and the questions

cause all I know is that
Paddington Bear lived on marmalade
and Winnie the Pooh lived on honey
and my drawer is filled
with empty chocolate wrappers
empty dreams
looking back on what has been
savor each memory
want to share my sweets with you

you stayed and
I'm glad you did
until I had to leave