for her for you
07.02.09 / 3:12 pm

for her, i destroy the remnants of your visits:
wine glasses and bottles, half-smoked cigarettes.
i tear to pieces receipts from dinner,
and, in moments, hide my love for you.

for you, i take apart my life:
her artwork from my walls, her notes.
i ease away from the comfort of years
and into the shadows
as i move you into my bed, quick and light.

i cannot see what either of you does,
eyes blinded by the sunlight,
and thus i dance half-alone into the night,
never quite steady for lack of balance.