surrender surrender

i told you what she said to me

got myself hurt all over again

telling

 

yesterday broke all over me

i faltered and cried with

you for my witness

 

the night on knees on hands

scrubbing the place I called home

for many years

 

when I finished it was dawn

life pulls us along

 

today I am of a new place

the broken tree lying in pieces in

the parking lot

 

i will surrender and surrender

keys

typewriter.five

Soon you’re sitting in some chair
with your preponderance your
pool of feeling untranslated

unreckoned with…

now you got a Royal. glints
black beneath a gunmetal sky found its way
through the windows

stands there stern
with her keys
won’t make a sound until
you touch her