how long had it been? too long, my mind decided
but too recent to forget the way the moments slid around me
like rain off an umbrella.
there’s something unforgettable about going through the motions;
things that used to bring the light only cast a shadow of indifference.
and i didn’t like it. but there was nothing i could change.
my socks were soggy with the moments that my brain had missed-
but they collected in my shoes
making each step forward feel like the first upon a mountain.