Munday on Monday: Trying to recall a name

Updated: 2013-09-09T04:28:04Z

Trying to recall a name

The name that lurks within my brain?

It finds a hiding place: a game

Of hide-and-seek. No matter how

I rack my brain, the name will now

Stay hidden, as in impish sport;

I draw a blank, I come up short.

And thinking — thinking hard, no less —

Will not produce the merest guess.

And yet, when my attention shifts

To something else, the name will blitz

From hiding place, as if to jeer:

“Remember me? I’m plainly here!”

So that is where the name has been;

I’ve lost at hide-and-seek again.

Don Munday

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