Since True Black Tulips Never Die
& the Sabotage is a Perennial
So we decided today wasn’t my day to find you.
Then we decided to abandon our children,
the ones with abandonment issues, the ones
that felt cocky and overloved, the ones
we never liked too much and the ones
we loved better than our limbs (our each
precious hand held tenderly in each others’
caged fingers) became the bird whose neck
we snapped and left in the alley frequented
by the most stray cats. It follows that
we decided to wear our hearts on our sleeves
then donate all our shirts to charity.
If our methods were suspect, our reasons were sound.
We decided to find in favor of light travel and wanderlust,
against all keeping, against further loss.