(by Todd Colby and Joanna Penn Cooper)
None of us gets you.
Like a message saying,
Stop having regrets-- you'll regret it,
I can't believe how much everything hurts.
You aren't really broken.
But it's ok if you are.
There are buckets and bandages and medications
we can share. People are funny in New York.
You were one, which almost makes it worth it
but not quite. You are still one.
There isn't a blurb or heartfelt inscription
in the world that can change that thing
in your ear.