Waking in the wet spot
Where we once lay
Leaking memories of love
This cold unforgiving history
Here once was laughter
Of kisses tears and lies
I try to try to remember
That irony is the comedy that cries

We danced our dances bravely
Sometimes it seemed like flight
Folded up like love letters
Together against the night

Crying in sheets
Once wrapped in us
Replacements coiled
Between folded legs
Propped up drop leaves
Left behind in piles
Loads of dirty laundry
Wash away made up smiles

We read our lines like troopers
Regardless of the scene
Lay all our asides aside
Unsure of what they mean

These tender remainders
Cold left overs of passion
Fragrant fruit punch lines
A little too true in the nowing
Here once was wonder
Inbetween stopgap gaps
As I recall it all in all
Irony is tragedy that laughs

Now we’re bowed and curtain called
And pay it all no nevermind
The mirror holds faces we’ve erased
We leave our old costumes behind

At times it seemed
I built a ladder to the moon
Foolish dreams of a clown
For a short while I held her
Yet when she whiled and waned
So far I fell back down

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