Child-like, it hangs there like
the monkey bars.
It is made up of words and
sentences and pages and pages
from a dictionary that doesn’t
Someone touches my shoulder and
I look around and it is no one,
it was my brain telling me
that someone was there and that they were touching my
I touch my shoulder and my brain tells me that it
is me touching my shoulder, but I am
not behind me, I am inside me.
I look at my phone and no one has
sent me a text in forty minutes but really
it has been more like two weeks.
Everyone is on facebook so I
go on facebook and no one is there.
and I look at my phone and I have a text.
It is my friend that I haven’t seen in a long long
time and she asks if I want to go see a movie.
I don’t really want to go see a movie but I text back yes
and she sends me a text back saying that what she meant
to say was “would you like to go see a movie with me”
instead of “would you like to go see a movie” but she says it doesn’t
matter because I said yes anyway
but I only said yes because I wanted to see her
because sometimes we talk and we say that we should
catch up but we never do and it’s all we ever talk about
and I text her back saying that her last text was long.
We see a movie and she says she hasn’t seen me in a long long
time and I say that’s because it’s been a long long
time and the person behind me says
‘shh I’m trying to watch the movie’
and I stop talking and watch the movie.