some watch it
walk off into the distance
and each second

the fade removes
the pain you’d feel
for most of us

but some of us
can never forget
what walked away

some of us
bite the same cigarette
for the magic

so quickly
we can pull close to us
that thing

that thing
that we had forgotten why
we let it get away



Author: brice maiurro

Denver poet. Author of Stupid Flowers, out now through Punch Drunk Press.

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