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You light a Roman candle I
watch it rattle and burn and fly
straight like a salmon
swimming upstream to
I wish that everything that
rose would fall but sometimes the Roman
candles just fly up and
up and up and explode and
when they explode they never
fall down they
just stay there where
We sit in the bed of
my little red truck and we
stare at the stagnant stars until one
dislodges and starts careening towards us.
I smile as I think it’ll find its mark in
this happy moment, you under my arm, but
it keeps falling and it
never finds a place to
I wish that everything that fell would rise or
at least stop falling but
a spiral is a spiral and
Xeno smiles in
his grave because we learned how
right he always was.
So just sit with me in
the bed of my truck like this;
As stars fall