i remember when your eyes were in my head
and my palms would stroke your soul

i remember when you'd sing me all the lyrics to every song you wrote
and i'd knit you blue and green sweaters in the winter

i remember when i went blind and found your tears in my eyes
and you turned me into oedipus again

i remember when you brought me a bouquet every morning
and cried me to sleep every night

i remember when you couldn't speak in tongues
and i couldn't bleed enough for you

i remember when the floodgates opened
and the moon burnt us down like a somber arsonist

i remember when you tore the stitches out of your lips
and dyed my teeth with your blood

i remember all the times you swore you were alone
when i couldn't find you in the dark

i remember
and you can only forget again