in all our fantasies of tragedy

it never went like this;

slowly stagnating

in one shared breath

ten year atrophy

skin growing cold;

we called it quits

three years ago;

the moon laughed at us

in our train station gloom;

now wrenched into rebirth

every six months

via text;

sunday 6:00 pm

scrambling

over each other

for the high ground

wading back

through 

stinging nettle years

      never 

treading lightly;

elastic band pull away then

snap back into place

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