SAD ECSTATIC COMPANIONS
If we see the star tonight
we'll know it's a planet
fire from our mouths will almost
consume it. Our own planet,
our own star, will remain
as we stand within their magnetism,
patting each others spine-tops,
swilling each others pine-flavored
liquors. Vein-mouths open,
bloodshot slots of eye, a hurt flicker.
Even if we can no longer look at each other,
we can at least look
at the same things
at the same time.
All our late nights & early mornings
lumped together, two drunks gang-fucking
the dawn in multiple forms,
springing from corrupted wreaths,
our rustic crowns. Speed limits
kept far outdoors, unable to touch
our louder & louder lives.
Crack the one window wider,
caterpillar & moth crowd in
around several bulbs, first
half eaten shadows of leaf,
orchestral twitching plays the grime
out of the old floorboards, our friendship.