Arrivals & Departures

There are so many things
you want life to be 
that it is not,

such as
lying down, getting up 
looking at the time,
lying down again

truly, you never 
lie down again

always sending
people on their way,
never embracing them
exactly how
you would like

always sending
them words
them secret fighting words:

how are you 
lately is all you are, 
you become the
words to them

until next time
and next time never 
looks at you the same

always sending 
them flowers,
you become the
flowers

they become
flowers to you.