amidst the broken chair and the fuck yous
dying against the hard concrete block walls,
another memory surfaces from another of our
twisted story telling sessions.
not normal was our normal,
death was our life,
our frankness would be frankly
“I’m going to go the way of The Greats,” you’d say
deadpan with no sense of irony and I’d file that
away in the folder marked
“Things To Talk About Soon”.
the list was my(our) lifeline,
finishing it would be the right
time to talk about all of the reasons why
you were wrong. So
why did you leave entries
empty? Unchecked boxes on your list
means you have to still be here.
You have to
we have to explore the
catacombs and travel the world
just talk. Again.