Friday, September 13, 2013


Listening to Sharon Van Etten
I remember you Kate
Beautiful girl
Your boyish grin
Your boyish haircut
Thumbs hooked into your jeans
How we’d talk about girls
Playing pool at the gay bar whose name I forget

Listening to silence
I remember the night
Soaking wet
You told me
You had a secret
I said if it was that you were a lesbian
That was half the reason I liked you
And no reason to stop being your friend

Listening to rainfall
I remember the morning
Smoking menthols
You told me
How your first love
Broke your heart and broke off ties
Like half your family and friends
Was already married and pregnant

Listening to nothing
I remember that Toronto night
Eating Greek food
You introduced me
To your fiancée
Two beautiful girls
Making me blush and look away
As you snuck kisses in the restaurant

Listening to my blood rush
I remember that afternoon
At your front door
Your sister told me
About your suicide
Just before your wedding
I walked home crying
Not needing to see the streets we played on

Kate, I love you miss you remember you

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