Sunday, December 7, 2014


   The day the power went out
and every shallow grave yielded up its ghosts, starving and crazy from their long isolation-

   And all the trees that lined suburban streets
pulled up their roots and tore down the strip malls
and used dead cars as roller skates, to play on the empty highways-

   And all the people of Atlantis climbed out of the sea to ask why we stopped searching for them,
why we let the fish have them
why we didn't try-

   And the clouds finally landed to judge us,
now that the experiment was over-

   And everyone fell in love with everyone else
and could only say, "I'm sorry. I didn't know."-

   On that day we didn't notice any of it
because we were alone in your apartment with the t.v. on
and we were already in love.

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