Bruce Springsteen plays in the background,
The soundtrack to the entirety of this relationship,
“You can’t a start a fire
Without a spark”
Engraved in our wedding rings

“Friends” comes on at 11 every night
As I stomach the existence of being there
Phone conversations with snippets of our future
And for a minute, I forget all the bad

A light
A love
A blue furry chair
Video game demos
Mountain Dew
Staying in the back of the house
Where poetry flew out of me at night and time stood still
And my energy moved it, I swear it did
Good things come to those who wait
So I’ll dial and escape