trees without wind never dance

 Text from trees without wind never dance, 2015

the scarf you gave me

could have kept me warm

if I’d ever worn it

 

 

day by day they waited

until the time had come

to let themselves lay down

 

 

“Have you noticed

she looks just like her mother?”

no matter what she tried

 

 

sorry

I’m bitter right now

I just watched a rom-com

 

 

when she thought about it

it wasn’t to remember

it invaded her altogether

 

 

he raced right to his mother

and hid behind her leg

the play date finally over

 

 

“When you think of me,

I hope it’s fondly.  Take care.”

she typed and then re-read

 

   

that awful age

when your invisible friend

can’t come out and play

 

 

that “pine fresh scent”

was no match

for the gas inside his lungs

 

  

after all this time

I shouldn’t feel so bad –

I’m supposed to write something here

 

 

I lost my glove

and like you

it’s not coming back

 

 

I can’t keep looking at you

our game is getting stale

and so is all the air

 

 

this weather

has a feeling of hair

resting on your cheek

 

 

it’s like the time you told me

about your dying dog

you were almost really there

 

 

I thought I heard it

in your voice

but you never spoke

 

 

the human race

will never catch up

to all the rivers’ running

 

 

she matches all her clothes

to the current season –

my zipper’s fucking broken

 

 

15 down

give me a five letter word

for someone you don’t trust

 

 

trees

without wind

never dance

 

 

without fail

every year on that day

he screamed until he couldn’t

 

 

when you hear a sound

that you don’t like

just make one even louder

 

 

so

call me honey

while you can