so that's how it's going to be.
always already keeping my word,
never mind how you leave out details quickly
in post-agreement.
realizing the mechanism,
I will not hold a thing against you.

sometimes falling back an arm's length
trailing myself beside your stroll.
this heart manages ahead of me:
it is never too much.

might I stop a moment
to watch you look back,
to hope you know that

you are yours forever.