Breadcrumb #110


Beginner’s Guide to Loss
in the Multiverse,
page 26

I accept this challenge
of surrendering
all of you, every
notion of us
that could exist
in some other time
or space,

but recklessly
allow myself
two pieces of light;

the one that burst
from your eyes
the day we watched
the dust whirl
between us
and saw all our
lives at once,

then later,
those particles that
slipped around you
as you stepped
into the distance.

I tell you,
never try to pocket
a photon.

Weeks afterwards, 
these memories split
into ten thousand
streams that flooded
my sleep,

spilling bands
of hazel and loss
into the night. 

Classic rookie

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