I think bleach might be the most forgotten
of all items
or more accurately, the most forgettable.

I think I have forgotten bleach
3 or 4 times this week,

It’s Tuesday.

I want the bleach to clean my sink.
The porcelain is layered in stains.

But I forget it at the store, and when
I am trying to remember what errands I need to run,
I do not think, “get bleach.”

I only remember it
when I look at my sink,

and then it is not with any sense
of purpose, or intent.

Just a wistful little remembering –
“oh, bleach.”