2018, Like the Weather

In decades we can say everything has changed
like that of the decade before & decades to come
we pronounce ourselves in movement, we pronounce ourselves
with new names, new gander, a new tattoo, a new phone
now, every two years, everything has changed

Inexplicably, we are drawn to those we know can never love us back
we google questions & solve easy & find all the lovers,
let each one fall gingerly upon our laps until sometime later
we can no longer run our fingers through their thick hair

we change our names, we slow our gait, we get another tattoo,
we search our phones helplessly for an answer
we will never know what it was exactly they were thinking

we can say everything has changed & laugh with friends like fools
we laugh at love, the fallacy of all you feel, let it fall

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