say, in this scene, you’ve caught something
you missed the first eight times
you’ve played it. there’s something
carved into the bench at
Sullivan Square Station
as you’re sitting there, sobbing
(were you sobbing? or just sitting there, stunned, because it happened even though you knew it would happen, stunned because he didn’t run after you. stupefied?)
(was it january?)
and whatever it is, it’s angular, jagged,
inflicted on the bench with something
not quite sharp enough.
it’s deep in there, but not so deep that time and climate
won’t rub it away. what does it say? that’s for the next viewing.