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“Back an’ Forth”

14 Jan

“Back an’ Forth”

You travel back and forth through time,

but you’re not a time traveler—

you’re just the saddest individual

whoever lived, and it is a competition—

it’s cutthroat where parrots left

it’s eventual snowflake tears,

perfect bodies

someone to know you too closely

a harmed sweater, heartwarming gloves

we’ll ride the toboggan together again

it will be our secret in the slippers

we’ve already tended the garden

until your braids grew tender

we’ve upended the refrigerator

cold breeze, another bender,

another big emotional spender

sway with me in the hammock,

I’ve lost your locks,

your hair and otherwise

and it’s unspeakable

to commit the key.