remember how it used to be

we are full of energy -
don't you dare stop moving.

skinned knees against the
gray expanse of sidewalk,
but don't worry, band-aids fix everything.

one too many slips and
now we have come undone,
but don't worry, we have super glue.

sh-sh-shake it off and;
we keep moving.

construct a fortress out of blankets
and smuggle in a flashlight;
they won't find us here.

throw up barriers made of pillows
and dreams and pebbles;
do you remember when ---?

we are drained of energy -
i can't keep moving.

we are now
(you) (me) (him) (her).