I want to be annihilated completely, I want reciprocal forgetting, I want the angels not to recognize me.

Corresponding Pieces

{i dance in the rain,}

my clothes are hanging off me:
heavy and wet – freezing & i am
twirling like a marionette robot,

you are the one holding the umbrella
& towel. the one i run to when my
bare feet turn to prunes and my skin
turns a very pale shade of blue: see through
to my veins, see through

{the train stops for me,}

& so do all the boys: heartkillers
prying open girls like surgeons:
scalpel-precise, chameleon-clever

you are there when the doors slide
open: sitting next to the empty seat
& the lady with bicycle glasses. & i
have found the small slice of seat
where i am made to fit.

{i collect gum wrappers}

skinny silver sweet smelling shells
that i could not throw away: beauty
comes in many forms & i am always looking
for meaning in this world

you collect video game level-ups
& adventures to faraway places –
meaning is not lost on you. it is
created not searched for.

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