NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 29: Constantinople (a poem)

Today’s Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt is to write a ‘what nobody knows’ poem. I can definitely say that nobody knows the answer to the question posed in this poem…

What makes the name
of a place
that no longer exists
about which I know nothing
(except what I find on Wikipedia)
suddenly appear in my thoughts?

Perhaps it’s something of significance
Maybe I just like the sound

I wonder if it could be
a secret life
one that amnesia
or multiple personality
has rendered invisible
or inaccessible
in the here and now

a horrible defeat
something I don’t want
to remember…

(29 April 2015)