can be made to run every morning,
but sometimes it will rain.
— from “Bad Title”
We’ve all had those moments where we stand up, walk toward the other room, and completely forget what it was we needed. In the past – in that moment – you had a great idea. But you let it go. Maybe you’ll remember. Eventually you’ll remember. And when you do you will understand the choice you had, the decision you made, was exactly as it should have been.
Nate Logan’s Inside the Golden Days of Missing You (Magic Helicopter Press) is make ups and break ups and loves and struggles and all that lies between those lines. This isn’t filled with sweet metaphors or flowery figurative language; instead, we get a straight forward here’s-what-I’m-thinking-and-maybe-I-should-have-just-done-it-earlier thread running from cover to cover. Things don’t always work, but sometimes you need to open the book and find out for yourself.
At the end of the day, “History is not lost on me, / does not go in one ear and out the other.” But history is just a list of things we either did or didn’t do, and the hope that we made the right choice.