like lost causes, we wander
with our smiles hidden and hearts sore
with dreaming.
Eyes wide open, inhaling in cold drafts
and pretending we dissolve snowflakes
in our folded palms. This is
how we breathe in and become

anonymous to ourselves.
Because i've never felt more alone than now
(swirling in the fumes of your absence,
maybe you're the dizzy i need
to believe in)

in the rain that trickles salvation
and the endless night holding back its sigh,
i sit on the pavement to cry

for the world never meant to be,
and i'll sing songs,
songs that stretch over an ocean
of stars
and the sad thoughts percolating
over my heart's brim

to empty my voice
into an echo for redemption.