Tuesday, August 7, 2012

what lonely people do (we)


what lonely people do (we)


dream

we wake up alone
from dreams where
lost lovers visited us

lying against us
the curve of skin to skin
and talking talking talking

pretend

we fall in love
on Twitter
with tiny photos

140 characters
Favorites and Retweets
like “I love you”

recreate

we hear their voices
see their faces
and turn with joy

to find them not there
except in the pounding
of our hearts longing

drift

we are held to the planet
barely just barely
by gravity’s pull

but our chests are empty
like hot air balloons
craving the sky the sky

hold

we’ve known holding hands
and the mistake of letting go
each time it was offered

because right at that moment
that moment seemed forever
until it was gone gone and gone

fear

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