Tell her goodbye when you see her
because sometimes it’s best to start
with the ending & work in reverse.
I know a thing or two about phases
said the moon after no one asked it
anything at all. I feel bad about
the things that I said but also whatever
I didn’t. Tell her there are better days
ahead. Tell her sleep mostly eludes me.
Tell her you’re not looking for sympathy
on my behalf. Don’t forget to bring a map
when you set out on your journey.
Try to write a series of declarative sentences.
Afterwards you can worry about whether
the tone is a drone. You can freely add
more details, clauses that help the reader
understand you are ambivalent
about the emotional state depicted. The sun
I heard over the phone is a sun I’d like
to share in. Inexplicably, there are lots of cars
driving by. I have to look back to see where
I started. I don’t really remember what I was
trying to do. I have to close one window
in order to open another & check if you’re
trying to talk to me. We don’t like to make things
easy for ourselves. Everything I need
is in plain sight. It’s so sunny in the park.
It’s dangerous when it’s like that so late in the day.