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  • May 21, 2012 5:34 pm

    poem for jv, 5 parts


    hearing birds chirp
    before i’ve had the chance to reach my bed
    is one of the most painful reoccurrences
    in my life.

    it only takes me one hour and forty seven minutes
    to walk from one end of this city to the other.
    i could walk farther,
    but shit gets dark past a certain point
    and i don’t think a familiar face
    would be anywhere near those parts.

    i fell asleep watching ‘how to train your dragon’
    on dvd for the sixth night in a row.
    i woke up to the menu looping over and over.
    the same 15 second song played a hundred times.
    i dreamt of teeth and black scarves and allergies.

    walking backwards feels scary and cathartic.
    i know these streets with my eyes closed
    so i walked backwards downhill for three miles
    before turning around and walking another
    three miles backwards uphill to my front door.

    some days i don’t look for you at all.