I remember bluetooth sharing songs ripped
from lime wire on a school playground.
I remember schoolbus politics;
year 7s at the front, year 11s at the back.
I remember my first dream. I remember my second dream.
They both involved space.
I remember the first time I shoplifted.
Skullcandy headphones, the in-ear ones with the rasta paint.
I remember when the towers fell.
I remember smoking messy spliffs on dark park benches,
listening to Evanescence and Limp Bizket.
I remember listening to Eminem and wanting to be him one day.
What a ****.
I remember the first time I had a Nandos. I was 17. It was my birthday.
My parents had just divorced. They tried not to make it awkward. It was. It was the last one my mum came to.
I remember my first girlfriend. I was 18.
Sometimes I wonder if she remembers me. I wonder if she thinks "Right people, wrong time", like I do.
I remember potatoes with smiley faces.
Sometimes I still make them.