We Were Immortal
by Joseph Allocco

The radio hums, providing the white noise needed
To proclaim the urgency of our situation
Hollow bottles and dead skin chocolate wrappers
Catch the breeze and lose pace
Hurtling violently into our anonymous past
Back home, dim lights and ink stains account for words unspoken
But repeated tirelessly in my heart, over and over and over again
Ripped denim and short sleeves canít cover the scars
And she takes notice
Supported by pillows, we realize our youth
Eyes connected, fingers intertwined, and it feels like forever

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Poem Copyright © 2003 by Joseph Allocco


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