Amongst the tire shreds and
roadkill feathers scattered
along the side of the road
on my drive home
i wonder if I’ve fallen out of love with you
or if you’ve fallen out of love with me
or if i just never knew how to love at all
and i force my eyes open
as my body convulses in a sneeze
and for a second i taste you on my tongue
all sweet red wine and maple syrup
before i cough you out
and my phone vibrates on my thigh
with a text from you
asking if i am ok
and i do not know how to respond

——-

National Poetry Writing Month Day 18: write an elegy

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