i came up

4 air you pulled

on my hair we

fought 4 

swore 4 


my forever 4  

ever underneath

the outbursts we




nine and let us go

two forever

life that ends and never


making sense of

the past. we never really
knew what we were doing

but we made it

nine and let us go

you never know


the two of us




can i be your little starfish wrapped around your arm?
i’ll make ya stronger then


You are the one
the only
number 8

divisible by two
the lens we see through
two fours fit inside
off your curves
kids can slide

on your side

seven plus one
ten minus two
nothing dangerous
about you

what i like best
is skating you, 8
on frozen ponds
in winter

what i like most
is figuring 8
around and around
and around

two zeros entwined
you may not add up
4 a stop and go world
you are poorly designed

cream puff of numbers
the cutthroats don’t suit you
no wonder you come back on

called crazy
made fun of
you always look
in the mirror
the same

i hope people see
number 8 just like me
and not just another number

there’s a little 8
in all of us
so remember
you are not just another