i. sun setting
with your palm on my knee
and light slashing through the sunflowers
please make me forget
all the days i prayed to see the sunset for the last time
let me bloom
but make it hurt so i’ll remember what it’s like
to be torn apart and forgotten
under the dark skies.

ii. stars glinting
with your knuckles white against the steering wheel
and a pill on my tongue
please don’t apologize
for the bruise on my neck
like a rose left for me to find in the morning
while i wonder if i’m going to make it
through another night
or another life.

(till night do us part, v.a.b.)