Nick Winkworth and Amy Moffitt

Nick Winkworth

Para D
By Amy Moffitt

Inspiration Piece

It is amazing how things change.
I know it’s not amazing to other people…
to other people the day to day to day
of people walking down the street two by two
is simply mundane —
Other People’s Lives.

But on the inside:
…see, the man who came by the apartment today
to fix the sink
assumed that you lived here.
Assumed concrete certainty…
he saw a “happy young couple”. Assumed so much…
and we were feeling feathery lightness
eggshell-fragile, we are shadows
seen out of the corners of our own eyes.
Blink and you miss it.

There is nothing
at all.

I’m sorry I cried when you were leaving
just for a little while.
You know me and my dark imaginings.
You know I hear the minor chord around every corner…
the scrape of the violin strings
the organ’s tremolo gradually building
to announce the Horrible Happening
just around the bend.

You know I can’t breathe for thinking
that you will go away
and not come back.

It’s amazing how things change,
and to love someone is absolutely crazy.
I am both blessed and insane,
lighting candles and praying rosaries
and wishing on falling stars
that this doesn’t end.



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