do you remember

do you remember

the chill of snow

and the shock

of petals

and how we

let them

rest in

peace

under the

frozen

eyes

of air

tasting of

eternal flickering

and stomach knots

twisting?

.

(how will our lips

fit together?

you always know

if

it’s going to work

or not

based on that

first

frost

kiss.)

.

i remember

the vibration

of you

so new

in my arms

and how

i knew

you’d never

catch up

to your

self

that had

lived so long

already

in my

mind

and also

the shivering

moon

and the great

rush

of salty blue

waters

running

forgiveness fresh

from

love

and bringing back

with them

hope.

.

do you remember

the great crystal rain

and the light pole

and the way the night

wrapped itself

around us

and

breaking

our eyes

away

so that the overeagerness

wouldn’t bleed out

from them?

.

i remember

the many

fragile dawns

and the ice in my lungs

and

your ballerina

walk

sliding between

the cracks of

self

the tears

of concrete

and

the

secret

hands

whispering over

secret

hands

.

we were in love

but

will we

both

remember?