help your father's wife move out.
To learn of repentance
confess to your friend
you're the last one to leave
if not always
the quintessential piano song
declaring the night's end.
What if you don't want
What if breakfast should be optional
depending on your headache?
What if it was a mistake
to send the love of your life
halfway across the country
because she changed her mind on children
after having that little scare
and you couldn't look her in the face again
without wondering what else was a lie?
What if that nightmare you had this morning
about driving to Warwick, your own Vietnam
was more than the gin leaving your bloodstream?
There's a sign under water
posted for zealous scuba divers:
"Do not go beyond this point.
There's nothing in this cave worth dying for."