Saturday, August 1, 2009

buffalo [v1]

it was something terrifying but also beautiful
when you and i drove to the edge of buffalo
and lake eerie peered at us with dark eyes
and the wind whipped the waves into a fury of whitecaps

we dug our beers into the sand then
you walked up to the shore and let the black
lap up against your feet

i wondered what you felt in that moment

and the clouds in the sky behind us were a deep orange
it seemed like buffalo was on fire and we were praying pilgrims
begging the water to be a savior
just once

but the rain fell away to the south eventually
and we went home and got trashed
because every suburb looks like its burning alive at night

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