From The Excavation of Light at the Wedding
Rebecca Mertz

But what are you wearing?

This is the face that doesn't despair your outrageous departu
re. Feel free to say you lost the keys. I don't want to open an
we both caught that last glimpse of the ends of your black hair

Why do you insist on writing?

Of course we speak very sensitively of you now. The book
about you was free but the pages were obscured by drowni
this is the space where you let me blank out all the things that i lo