tap tap tap
“stop tapping!”

so long
i’m coming, here i come
come on…
thirty three years
i been running in place.
i didn’t know nothing at first
at second glance i’m somewhere else
and thusly, i don’t even capitalize “i”
in reference to myself.

touched an old way i used to do something i still do today
right hand left hand

was like i dodged a punch from Regret
looked her right in the eyes
gave my half crooked smile
and said,
hello, old friend
we stood there, regret and i
he said i must be mistaken,
because he never forgets a face
we laughed.

i used to recognize
the backs of people’s heads
weird little trick i was given
like being double jointed
webbed feet
never forgot a face either


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