Memory of Dust
Barefoot was a luxury
I wear sandals now
March the 13th, 2020
Do you remember how you ran
Leaving dust clouds behind?
Left me coughing in the heat
Smiling through the smoke
I've come to miss the dust
The coarse grains of earth on my skin
And the way it all washed away
Under the evening showers I liked
To dance and get drenched in.
We're all inside now and have been for a long time
I have come to fear the outside
And open my doors to anyone again
I have come to hate the sun
And fear human company
Do you remember the dry and humid days?
The junk food and cold drinks
The way you chomped on ice-creams
And blew on a hot cup of tea
The traffic sounds and the carbon trails
The glowing earth on the playground
As you ran after stupid balls
And all those dust clouds
Now blown away by the stagnant winds
Into the cold dark labyrinths of our hearts
Where all our good times lie dormant now.
Where I loved you and you loved me.
Say, I ask you again.
Do you remember
The memory of dust?