Loving Backwards

 

Raindrops like the keys fall upwards from grass

Time drags back to the pattering of song

You reappear at our old piano

Backwards melodies played on your body

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Atoms draw me back out into cold night

Dragging my body up broken flight –

Falling upwards, I am without heartbeat,

The fractured grace of willow bones reset

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Red paint retract from the shady grass

The boat is floating back to the morning

All my memories are going backwards.

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Comets recollect themselves above clouds

Thunder returns to roost in electric nests,

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We were together, I forget the rest.

 

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