Glowing Embers My body has trouble forgetting, It relives the bloodletting, My brain says never mind, Perhaps it is more kind. I could smell you if I were blind, Aftershave and sweat combined, I know our marriage bed, Flashbacks to how I fled. I have lost the exact time, Nor the day of the war crime, No anniversary to recall, The night I was your thrall. I tried to forget by drinking, But instead, I was sinking, I became a toy to destroy, Anyone's Helen of Troy. I love and trust another man, Now there is a new floor plan, But still the body remembers, We make love amidst the embers. Thoughts of you bring contempt, I know you will never repent, But yet the body remembers, I hope one day it will forget.