When You Left

when you left I had to stop driving
the road signs had all turned blank
freeway exits
disappeared into blue

when you left people spoke
in an unknown language
the letters I got, mysterious sentiments
just knots & swirls
on endless pages

refer me to the legislation
that says you had the right

when you left I couldn’t stop drinking
all your beautiful glasses
overfilled
shape-shifted
and broke themselves
one by one

refer me to the slice in our contract
that you slipped out of

when you left I wouldn’t say
what it was going to mean
to lose you
room to room and down my hallway
for a moment
I had to stop breathing
and then again
and again

refer me to the common mandate
which says I will recover

When You Left

vixenvision

South Arm, Australia

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