I watched the moonlight
Drip down the inside of the bottle
And pool at the bottom (pearlescent sheen of reflected light).
I mixed in a little you (cloudful white),
A little of me (cloudless blue),
A drop of forgetting (brackish pitch and tones of shale),
And something else…
Maybe a fragment un-embedded from my brittle heartstone,
Or a memory
Only I recall (the deepest darkest red of a coagulating blood drop).
I swirled the bottle
To watch us all blend into a new colour I couldn’t find a name for;
There was shimmer and lots of shade,
And dark lightness.
When I took a sip of the concoction,
I could no longer
The memory I added to the mix.
And drank the rest in a single gulp.