24: Porter Tomato

you leave them leaning

against our door

in brown Wal-Mart bags

or in cardboard boxes

and we find them hours

after you've gone


every time I think

about how much

we spent talking

about different things

or how I sat in a chair

while you tried to reteach

me

on how to play the guitar


it feels like forever


sometimes

I wish you'd knock

come in

talk

like we used to

before it's too late

and like the rest

I lose you

for good


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