Lucy K Shaw

Dramatic Irony

 

It is good to have friends who say,

“I love you!” “I need you!”

as well as ones who say,

“Do I look like I want a fucking tossed salad?”

sincerely it is good to have friends who write

seven thousand word emails

instead of telling you

what happened

last night

 

Sunday morning

in this timezone

is a vacuum

 

I knew we were going the right way when I saw the sex shop

opposite the cemetery

 

I knew we were going the wrong way when it felt like

the very fucked up situation of

loving each other

 

I forgot who I was

until I opened my mouth

in the dark

 

(In other words, the audience knows the character is making a mistake, even as the character is making it)

 

But

I’m not the first person

to fall in love

with an idea

And you’re not

the first person

to fall in love

with me

 

We just spent twelve years

wearing headphones

We just spent six months

catching up

 

You can’t convince me

time is linear

You can’t say things like

your other boy

 

Although

of course you can

 

 

Lucy K Shaw is the founding editor of Shabby Doll House.

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