You once looked

a little like

someone famous

you were definitely thinner

you took your spine

for granted

never thought about the word


ate ice cream every day

had memorable sex

with forgettable strangers

wanted to be

a playwright

as well as

a painter of murals

of color and scope

i could tell

you constantly sang

some rock and roll

mostly Marley

you weren’t worried

you weren’t tired

you smiled

at strangers

dreamed of elephants

i could tell

you can still sin