ignoring possibilities. like. the memory of water.
like. how this glass of water was once in the stomach
of the very last woolly mammoth,
on his last day. he thought the sky is melting fire or.
all the mountains are crumbling but. hopefully in reality
nothing at all. hopefully. he wasn’t the very last one.
but. one of. hopefully all his mammoth friends
were there too. since it was the end in every elsewhere.
normal day / disaster / together. not at all. then.
all at once. like. how when we need it. we tell each other
the story of how we met. the lake. the light. ignoring
the thousands of minnows at our feet. ignoring the end
of august. i don’t remember the sound of the waves.
but. i know you and i were there.