crazy (déjà something)

is the sum of us
counted out into highway miles
between here and the ocean: two-

oh-seven the plastic
inscribed on the single room
key; three close

hours we fight
to keep the bed
from squeaking while your

four gushing walls tattoo
against my own
ever, a millisecond that melts

skin into skin & still
hurts with yearning; the backdrop blue-
lit bourbons spilt

through drip-
ping minutes of Saturday night
into the misty evanescence

of Sunday morning &
suddenly it’s five
twenty-five and unbearable:

the distance, the leaving in
darkness, the cleaving
breathless-ness of one.

18 thoughts on “crazy (déjà something)

  1. That’s one sweet equation, poet
    It is masterful in construct and execution!
    And for all it’s layers, leaves a remainder of one…..

    Beautiful
    e

  2. whew…there is some heat in this one joanna…sounds like a rather fun weekend….i def know the time and seeing it come to an end…that reminded me of when i was working out of town and only saw my fam on the weekend…the leaving in darkness, done that a few times…eeking every moment out…i could have interpretted it as illicit at that point, but didn’t…

  3. This captures the razor sadness of a long distance extra-curricular relationship I balanced about 15 years ago, and a rush f feelings came back. That intoxicating joy the night before, then the emotional bruising the next morning. I’d guess this is probably autobiographical, and as I gentleman I won’t ask, but if it made up out of whole cloth, then you’re the writer with the skills to pull it off. Loved this, and now I’m going to remember 1998-2000 for a while.

  4. This is great. I especially like the sound of:

    suddenly it’s five
    twenty-five and unbearable:

    the distance, the leaving in
    darkness, the cleaving
    breathless-ness of one.

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