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.