Monthly Dailies
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Monthly Dailies

Dance Partner

i hope you find a good dance partner
not a clumsy oaf with two left feet
someone who learns to follow your lead
who knows how to properly cross the street

i hope you find an aquarium
and fill it full of fish
with time to paint and stay up late
and eat whatever you wish

i hope you get to travel
see if australia is really upside-down
with the world all topsy-turvy
that you find reasons not to frown

i hope you get cool ink
dye your hair in rainbow hues
find all sorts of thrift store steals
and that you get a dozen dozen more shoes

i hope you burn lots of bridges
make up all kinds of new -isms
that you shake the sad and laugh a lot
to kill the cynicism

i hope you finally got your mother that clarinet
that you knew she would really like
lana del rey sing-alongs to the kind of happy torture tunes
you hum while walking dogs on hikes

i hope you don’t miss me
not even a little bit, not even a lot
that you forget i even exist
that i’m a fraction of a thought

but more than anything i hope for one day
years from now when things are better
where ill see something in the mail
with your name signed at the bottom of a letter

where you tell me that all that i hoped came true
and that the time we shared mattered deeply
for all the years that passed by without a word
it happened so quick, so briefly

and i’ll close the letter with a smile
and breathe out into the world
knowing that all things end including this
love between boy and girl

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Elliot Roth

Elliot Roth

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