Friday, July 18, 2008

When Justin's Not Here

I sleep late
I make one omelette
three cookies
reheat the coffee he left for me at 6 a.m.
wander around in pajamas
deciding what to do next
clean
take a bike ride
call to arrange some work
wait for his call
sleep in the whole bed
watch TV
do laundry
grocery shop
wait for our lives to turn magical
as soon as he's home and we do those things together
or surf
or walk holding hands
or joke and laugh and be

When Justin's Not Here
I live quiet
quietly
real

When Justin Is Here
it's magical realism
a layer of love
floating on top
like Grand Marnier
making life
a Cadillac

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