poetry

Translucent

We will wake up in familiarity

And I will let you drive my car

And you will give me a stack of your favorite cds to borrow

And we will eat pho in the rain and go to the flea and roam the city aimlessly and irresponsibly on days of the week while others work desk jobs

On public transport you will lean your head on my chest and take a nap

We will run so that we don’t miss our next connection

We will miss our next connection anyway

I will stare at the ceiling in the train station as I eat my soft pretzel, smiling

Eventually, I will reach for you

But you won’t be there

And I will understand

You let me see you in the dark

But were too afraid to remain in the light

Missy

You fight

Lies

Strung into your DNA like pearls

Begging to be told that they are beautiful

Demons and Darkness and Death and Sin

All anxiety tries to murder the soul

But I have watched you bloom and bloom

And you have helped me

Grow

Parentheses

You're born and in a snap you're paying rent and buying toilet paper and all of your utensils belong to you

Your heart is covered in tape and hot glue and pushpins and strings

And you are no longer a child

And all the words you have ever spoken exist in between two parentheses on your face

You're born and all of these things really do happen in a snap

But five minutes can feel like a lifetime when you're waiting for the final beep on the microwave 

I am heavy with the weight of one thing sure

Next time the earth makes its orbit around the sun

I want to be standing next to you