Poetry Marathon 2016, Hour Three: The disposable nature of pop music

Third poem of the day.

There is no profound
in a three-minute pop song
unless it is playing when everything goes wrong

Nothing makes memories
quite like emotion
the music is but illustration
it’s just that the words hit you in the same place
as your feelings

The catalogue may build over time
but how can you carry all that around?

Eventually, you have to let go
let the songs fade away
leave the room

The reminders will still be there
but they’ll come back
only when you want them to

(13 August 2016)

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