It’s hard to remain
When I can’t see the light that once
From the room in which you were
It’s hard to have that much needed
When I don’t have your ears to sort through
Remember when I left you a rose and
you sketched it?
Sometimes I close my eyes and pretend that
you’ve kept it.
Remember when we were four people in one apartment,
sipping Belgian beers and
slipping under golden veneers?
Remember when we read more
maps that books
and train tracks took us to destinations
where our hearts
swayed and shook?
Remember when you drove over 500 miles
and I spun you around while
sporting the biggest smile?
Remember when you spent that string
of nights awake,
Strung out on caffeine and chemistry while we
begged you to
take a break?
Remember when you welcomed us into
Then we wandered around Cleveland to do
what we do best –