bye.

He said, “I cannot drink coffee and drive
the same way I can’t love you
and still feel alive.”But the truth
is he is thinking about a girl
he met
seven months ago
and I’ve been standing here
the whole time.
So, he just laughed
and said, “I’ll see you soon.”
but I’ve been around for awhile
and I know
it’s not true. I have visions
of you and the way that you left
the things that you said
and the way that he laughed,
carrying those bags,
and tipping that hat.
Leaving her breathless
battered
and sad.