what I say when you ask what I’m up to

I’ve been wanting to make everything rhyme
I’ve been trying to be more romantic
I’ve been eating cheap mexican food
I’ve been talking only if necessary
I’ve been trying to avoid drinking with you
I’ve been reading about places I don’t live
I’ve been walking in the park with a girl
I’ve been lying down in the dirt
I’ve been flashing bike lights at ufos
I’ve been writing about outerspace
I’ve been running on plutonium fuel
I’ve been sleeping with the lights on
I’ve been watching your favorite shows on repeat
I’ve been dropping drunk texts like bombs

by Diana Salier

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