Downtown New York
 (Photo credit: sreevishnu)

be prepared to leave,
they tell me.
be prepared to get back up on your feet
be prepared, be prepared, be prepared

can I just ask something
can I just say something

yes, they tell me.

If you could go anywhere, what would you see
and how would you get your heart up off the ground
after someone that was you,
that was within you,
that you were surely, truly, madly, deeply,
so much so sure —
ever since you attended to each other’s needs
on that January day—full of rain and first kisses

even surely,
you were sure that you would end up together
in some apartment in New York or a dungy flat in Boston ;
instead, you both are in the same spot as you were two years ago
so far so long
too far too long

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