Summer

I remember
Rays of sun
Through hair undone;
I never really could perfect
That messy bun.
And the days were nice,
But the living wasn’t easy.

Flash forward
Two more years—
You pull me near;
I never thought one day
You’d hold me here,
With strands through your hands,
Telling me you love me.

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I Can’t

I can’t do it anymore.

I can’t do it.

I can’t.

All of the water
From your eyes
Will be dry
By sunrise—
It’s happened
A million times.

And you’ll be
Putting on your coat,
Stepping back
Into the cold—
It’s magic.
It’s a beautiful life.