New Year

They will ask me

why I am silent

when the world around

erupts in a wave of

applause in a new year

How can I say

that all I’ve ever wanted

was to be with you

here?

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Up against the bathroom wall, breathing in the remnants of crushed cigarettes 
Gasping groaning the world spins below us and my mind explodes a million colors across the universe 
It started with a look and you didn’t know my last name 
And it was just fine because when your lips met mine and a fire ignited 
Everyone burnt away 
And nothing mattered against the bathroom wall 
Breathing in the remnants of your cold soul 
Because everyone burnt away and we only had first names to warm our shaking hands 
Our beating hearts gyrating hips
Sweet nothings over a bitter everything
That we gave each other against the bathroom wall 
Breathing in the remnants of crushed cigarettes