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from memory

you were waning
while i was waxing

they were
frustrated by your inability to let go
to be just friends

i was terrified of
becoming you

holding onto my half of
a dead thing

them telling the next person
ugh     i wish they would just –

honestly
the whole thing made me feel like I was tripping over my trousers

i guess
when i look at it that way
it’s no wonder i’ve never told anyone

to be clear
this was a while ago

like, okay,
years, now, yeah

but even now when you tell me
oh I was totally in love with them
i don’t understand how it slips out of you
so easily

my emotions are not forthcoming
aside from the fact they are like
acid reflux
in the mouth

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