when i fell in love when i was away

I remember dreams like the strolls along canals trembling
your whispers, in my ear, like switchgrass
your hand a latchkey on my hip to unlock
the rest of this place, the rest of you
to rest with you

I remember my dreams landing in the blue of your eyes

I remember dreams as sun-dipped cheese in the park
broiling summer coals surrounding us
like the sense of loss looming before us
I remember loss like I remember you

I remember sleep on the cheap upholstery
industrially conditioned air and expensive instant coffee
bananas and canals and the lack of every eye wondering over us

I remember lavender fields rolling down from just the edges
of my fingertips and exploding into sound and smell and sight
just as they kiss the ground, the gentle lovers

I remember a life spent in an hour
cornflower blue skies hushing the golden grains
cornflower blue eyes hushing your golden hair

I tried to remember the future
I feel I am only just remembering you

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