one night you told me you didn't want to be alone & neither did i. it was raining & the headlights of your car made pearls of every fall. i did not pretend to know you. you did not pretend to know me. there is an intimacy only culled from strangers. i only had one chair in my dorm room. the lamp fell over. i made a door bell inside your mouth. come home. come home. your phone lock screen was a sunset. was it a picture you took? all skin is soft in this dark. when it was over the rain had stopped. we walked together between street lamp islands. then, divided.