You are a maddening miracle
All alone at midnight
You are a thousand car pile-up with no casualties
Standing and screaming in the streetlights
While I watch them blink
Are you even there?
I clap my hands over my ears as you begin to laugh
Metal grates against metal
Somewhere, a car falls
Rattle rattle rattle
In the darkness, I forget my name.
Should I bring flowers to your funeral?
You are moving toward me
Quickly through the flickering shadows
Your bare pale feet make no sound
On glittering black pavement
(We will not touch)
I raise my hand
A loud noise
I look toward it.
When I look back, you are not there.
We have missed each other once more
Drifted by each other
We will not pass each other again.