for Brenda and Sue,
Heather and Fiona,
Cathy and Marjorie,
and Lisa who died on October 5th., 1981.
But mostly for Sue.
Look at those things on my wall.
So many things on my wall.
Like trophies to remind me of you.
I’ll throw them out if you want me to.
I collected them
As tokens of your hold on me.
Now they’re not so important you see.
I loved those things in lieu of you.
That love was real.
And now love is a cold room without you.
But I’ll throw them out if you want me to.
Look at those things in my closet.
So many things in my closet.