june 1 part 3


we sit on the couch

watching a movie we’ve all seen before

because there’s comfort in the familiar

and i jokingly tuck them in

under blankets on the couch

and order sunflower milk ice cream

and we do these things because they make us happy.


there’s something about the first day

of a new anything

that makes you want to change.

i’ve always envied the freedom

of a fresh start

but i think that this time,

this summer,

june 1 isn’t about being someone different.

maybe this time

june 1 is just may 32

and the things we love

don’t have to change

when they make us this happy.