Well I waited for you
with my mixed regrets
about your missed appointments
and your cancelled checks
to live up to the image
that our Vanity reflects
in the hollowness that shows
from such delicate neglect
in a mirror that refused to hide
what your conscience won’t protect
through your antique acquisitions
& the tears that you collect
with your haunted perfumes
& your backstab friends
your scarves & feathers
& your odds & ends

hear the wind sigh
it’s a long goodbye
whisper in the sky
it’s a long goodbye