Things I Cannot Recall

In your old room
where we caught you
stepping through some old song
that you said came from
where you’re going-
a lady read it in you palm
down at the 12th ave. market.
Now promise you will not forget,
you are going
'till it's gone.

The screen went blue
before I touched you
and my ride went home.
All the photos came out lonely
but we were not alone,
talking of everything we could not hold.
I was stupid, thinking of east coast already.
Now it's gone.

There are things I cannot forget.
I wish none had happened yet.
There are some things I cannot forget.

We were stronger than the preachers.
We were wiser than the law.
We took off sleeping by the river
and the beaches in your car-
up where you taught me how to drive a stick
and told me your family secret.
You were scared.
I was caught.

Why'd you stay behind
packing for the trip?
Why'd you ask me to be the one
first through your lips?
I was awkward and I could not hear
your body through my body's fear-
we were going to hell.

There are things I cannot recall.
There are some things that would risk it all.
Now these are the things we cannot recall on.
These are the things I cannot recall.

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