Truce (18, 2am)

We must divide the world between us,
I’ll keep this town and the next one over,
but you can have the rest of them.

I’ll take the birds and dogs,
You can have the felines,
I’ll take board games, the uno cards,
and all of the poets.

You can have beaches and vehicles,
I want the internet, and a backpack,
I want some cereal and bowls

but you can take the forks.

We will have to divide our friends
in half, if they let us,
give me one half that listens
and a quarter that loves.

You can keep Walmart,
I guess I’ll take Amazon,
I want the bank
but you can have the hospital.

You can have the tattoo artists and
the bars,
I’ll take Amanda Palmer.
I’ll take musicals and
Chinese, but you can have the seafood.

The schools are mine.
So are the lawyers,
but you can have at least one judge,
all the rivers and
the movie theater.

Once I’m done cutting
My life into a fraction to give myself a break,
I hope you know,
At last you must – “get off my side of the state”.

 

Based on a breakup and “Truce” by the Dresden Dolls.

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