you stutter my name, hesitating on the s,
and the Christmas lights fall, staples and
electrical tape falling loose, you shake,
i hold myself together, we fall apart.

my hands are ice cold on your cheeks and your
gone away from me, sharp and jagged on my lips,
i'm saying the same words over and over, and i'm
tugging at your fingers, come back to me, come
back to me, i put my head on your shoulder.

(---and i've lost you)