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All out in front of me

Ice on water
All out in front of me

I lay it neatly

Where I can see it

Pin it down

Dissect it

Separate what’s hurting me

Isolate what I want to be

Put that back where it belongs

Then wrap the rest in cellophane

Place it in the ice box

With the other parts that I’ve declined

A freeze dried version of the man I was

Perfectly preserved in plastic wrap

I don’t know why I keep it

Yet there it is

Crammed between sweet kisses

I’d rather forget

And the awful things I never will

Staring at me

Waiting to be reconstituted

With a single tear

February 2020

Image by Bryan Rodriguez.

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