to firstname.lastname@example.org/09/2015 12:06 am
to her next college roommate:
when passive (aggressive) voice is used
show her what being active is:
her dance floors are oceans and shipwrecks
sometimes she will toss and turn
cocoon herself into her stormy covers
join her warmth
let her wrap your head around
or cover your mouth
with a scarf she knitted
while you read the news.
she will listen to the headlines you announce
but will hear lives
that make up her reality.
you will watch obscure french movies
you don’t give a fuck about
but really you will watch the way
her eyes change
behind the silver screen
something you inherited
from that goddamn movie
you watched with her.
you will give her all your notes
all your music
all your love letters
she will start dating your ex boyfriend
it will feel less like she’s cheating off you
than cheating on you.
you will find
God in the quiet space between you.
She likes to make things rituals
you don’t understand until you make your confessions:
it feels natural to leave
it feels wrong to leave her