ForeverAgo (for Bean)

There was a time 
once then forever ago
when what we felt
mirrored what we did
like the opposite hands
of lovers holding like
applying eyeliner in the
reflection of a dish
like red lipstick abandoned
on high ball glasses
given freely quickly forgotten
Now when I remember
forever ago I ache
not because I miss
it but because I
didn’t realize its importance
then until right now