The Break Up
“Heart on my sleeve…
way up cos
I’m wearing a T-shirt.
Sleeves rolled up.”
How many times have I seen you
cross my mind, sometimes standing tall,
sometimes crouching behind gray matter?
The silhouettes of my building
rocking in the shadows,
cranes & wrecking balls tease each other.
Birds run out of flying, flat out of flying.
They blink, their bellies
spending a fortnight in my sawdust.
I don’t begrudge them.
It would be so easy to seek you out,
caress you against your will,
but I stay away from
whatever walls you hammer between us.
Too many bent nails, too much sheetrock to replace.