these bright city lights dull my vision
and yet, it's very easy to see,
the days rolling through cities
from the gap between your teeth.

right then, the signal crackles
and fades within our grasp
while i'm about to lose another round
of our endless guessing game.

so i imagine your split-ends
forming a halo around your tired head
blackened from a gauzy night,
and accept my defeat.