I've been thinking about stupid things
like hole punches and the pros
and cons of leather furniture.
It's a little easier than some things.
Goodbyes, for instance, that take place slowly.
We were sitting on a leather sofa on a hot day.
Our legs sweating and sticking and it hurt to peel
our skin away. It felt like
peeling our skin away.
It felt like saying goodbye
We should have thought of bandaids or
These things are easier faster.
They also leave red marks that last
only a little while.