I changed 

my name 

into running water 


all over my body now 

a ditch 

in this conversation

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mud howard

I don’t know why
I lied

said I’d love you forever
said I’d knit you a bathtub of pink and yellow flowers to rot in
said I’d be a sea of neon snowflakes for you

I didn’t tell you we were two beheaded slugs curling around each other for warmth

I didn’t say I wanted to be someone else and loved for it

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mud howard