bottled bookmarks

i don’t think i knew i was walking

from a whole, but not fully

not from you


it’s exciting because you love stories

you love telling them and hearing them

when and when i can’t carry myself enough to speak


it’s exciting because years from now

we’ve bottled bookmarks and pictured proof

we can illustrate every annotated line


it’s exciting because i get this whole other life

but i didn’t need to be without you

to know that i don’t want to be