Monday, September 23, 2013

I Wish I Knew



Where did you come from, who are you?
Where do you live, what do you do?
Did we share a bottle, did we share a drink?
Did we discuss what each of us think?
But you're lying next to me all the same,
I just wish I could remember your name.

How did you get here, did you drive your car?
Or did we meet in that corner bar?
Did I walk you home, did I hold the door?
Did you find me interesting or another bore?
But you're lying next to me all the same,
I just wish I could remember your name.

How did you get here in my life?
Are you single, or someone's wife?
But your lying next to me all the same,
I just wish I knew your name.

You look so lovely lying on the sheet,
So close I can almost feel your heart beat.
How could you have wound up here with me?
It almost seems too good to be.
But you're lying there all the same,
I just wish I knew your name.


— Alan Jankowski


Alan W. Jankowski is the award winning author of well over one hundred short stories, plays and poems. His stories have been published online, and in various journals including Oysters & Chocolate, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, eFiction Magazine, Zouch, The Rusty Nail, and a few others he can't remember at the moment. I Wish I Knew is from the author's collection of poetry and prose — I Often Wonder — and appears here with the author's permission. When Alan is not writing, which is not often, his hobbies include music and camera collecting. He currently resides in New Jersey.