Falling out



“how

does someone
fall

out of love?”


no answer
for you, dear

a half-smile,
a look down,
drowning,
happening
to us

lying with you,
scratched up,
drunk,
not knowing
we fucked,

in the car,
when i wouldn’t come back,
and you said you cried
all night
and didn’t sleep
for days,
i was sorry,
said i was
so,
so
sorry

tried
to get out of bed,
but waited on you,
to feel your cold hands
on my face
and warm you
under the blankets,
waited on you
to feel
if i felt
for you 

see-through house,
neighbors could see,
it was happening,

neighbors could see,
how someone 
falls 
out of love,

and when the car
came
through our window,
it was you
who didn’t mind,

it was you
saying,
there was nothing left
to shatter in two,