in detroit carving your name into corroded car bodies.
be back soon.
send pictures soon
sometimes i wonder what it feels like to be you. search the pockets of my mouth. the hard palate. to arch this ache that is me left without. you aren't there. in any sheet fold. when i roll the bed to blindness. and when i wake. you aren't there. only a stung tongue and nightmare dreams of liquid cake. of bird attacks. and red lacquered finger tips. all night long my eyes plucked out to toss the turn. the broken bulb. and you. every medicine cabinet morning. needs to catch. the mirror mocking gape.
yesterday i purchased a handbag to match my underwear
woke up this morning to find my right arm completely dead. rolled over and looked at you and thought. you.
i've been writing you a letter. sometimes it begins
Moments, these days, wait too long. The stultifying way time shatters. Leaves memories like spies. To shift the then sound of the phone cord or the steeping of tea or the touch of my skin on your skin that drives days dark. That find me, at my very best, reproachable. I try to hold onto your perfect almond eyes. The pitch of your laughter in cold dark rooms. But why does everything always shift? Until you are spider's legs and butterfly wings. Broken promises. And plaster dolls with real-fucking-pucker-lipped-baby faces. And I. And I am one divine hammer.
Can't think, anymore. Can't move to wake shaking in the night. Alone. Not alone. It doesn't matter anymore. And when I think about you, out there, here. It's enough to lose faith in the reality of spinning earths and recipes for cake. When I wake in the night to the sound of my own voice screaming. Instead it's not-you. familar as throwing-up holiday dinners. and being noondrunk on sundays. nightmouth cruel. turn me tightlipped.dumbfound.thoughts. shiver me. anymore.