Port Townsend acrostic (a poem)

The August 2nd prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to find something purchased on a trip somewhere, then write a poem in which each line starts with a letter from the name of the city where the item was purchased. The poem is supposed to incorporate the item and describe an event that took place during the trip; I mentioned the item, but no specific event.

Putting this hat on my head
often reminds me of that trip
returning to the place we’d been the year before
taking our time
to take in the pleasures anew
Once we’d found the place
we couldn’t stay away for very long
Now it’s simply a memory
stuck in a drawer somewhere
eroding from neglect and disuse
Nothing left to discuss anymore—
don’t ask me to remember

(2 August 2014)