snow boot imprints
left in the frozen tundra
of the polar ice caps.
the spikes of your shoes
digging deep into my flesh.
the edges of the ice melting,
the wildlife retreating,
and no one had noticed that
the ice had molded into
the shape of my heart
breaking into two.
plastering our adventures
on the white, clean walls of your bedroom,
smoothing them until they are flat and malleable.
“do you think we will remember these forever?”
she asks, her fingers trailing down my arm to my wrist.
“I hope not,” I say, grasping her hand in mine.
“I sincerely hope not.”
she said, jabbing her finger onto the map.
“let’s go there. let’s just get away from here.”
I didn’t even bother to ask her where we were going,
or even question why we were doing this in the first place.
I just put the car into drive, and we were gone.
You stapled your two weeks notice
On the front door of my heart
And left the next day
As if nothing had happened.
The staple is gone,
But the indent still remains.
Just another violation of your lease;
There was to be no permanent damage,
But it’s not like you had any regards for it
You are the midnight summer dream
that was the backlit feeling that I always searched for
behind lamp posts
and household desktop lights;
behind candles and the glow of flashlights;
in light up sneakers and firefly wings.
I missed you always being behind me,
letting me block whatever threatened to harm you.
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She sat motionless in front of the monitor;
shoulders hunched over,
clenching her teeth in nervous agony.
Staring at the screen,
her muscles ached from continuous contraction,
stale from being in the same position for so long.
“One more level,”
she thinks to herself.
“One more level and I’ll be free.”
she sat naked in front of the monitor;
her shoulders slouched over
in intense agony from sitting in the same position
for hours upon end,
just hoping to get through the day.
“one last level,” she says to herself,
“one last level, and then I can be done.”
we took a hot air balloon to the edge of the world where the water fell over the falls so gracefully that we didn’t even know, didn’t even care, didn’t even question why we were dying. Only taking into consideration that in this balloon we could go anywhere and we chose to go to the one place that you couldn’t return from.