but my lungs refuse to hold you
so I remind myself
that you are not the air I breathe
— "Things Left Unsaid" Tyler http://rookiemag.com/2013/10/things-left-unsaid/2/
..it can be hard to understand that while the memories are forever, the physical human presence of the person probably shouldn’t be.
— "The Long Goodbye" Joe http://rookiemag.com/2013/12/the-long-goodbye/
I am going to hurt you.
You are going to hurt me.
But we will do it with practiced fingers
and passionate mouths
and I swear to god
it will be worth something.