there are three thousand ways
to give it all away, but
i stopped writing.
who are words for anyways
just the ghosts we’re leaving behind
here is one:
shadows played out between
fading away fluorescent lights.
or were they neon at times.
it was the first time in my life
i ever thought i was brave.
here is another:
falling in love with winter frost
to belly up the fact that
i can never fall in love at all.
ghosts are only stories.
or, shadows in the back of the cave.
there are three thousand stories
to wrap yourself up in, but
you stopped reading.