For my partner
We noticed them
Two sets of rings in the middles of shallots and some onions we cut in half.
We said that when the onions we used for dinner had two buds inside
We were blessed.
The Month of March
March evenings are actually beautiful.
We’ll chase your light every night when we move
I can hear the night sounds now- your arm sliding across the pillowcase to sleep underneath my neck.
The Bench on the Hill
We first walked to it when the land was covered in snow. We ran down the hill, hand in hand, through the night air, laughing like little kids. We tried to climb up to it when the hill was frozen only to slide down, holding one another as the last light made the sky blue and made you a silhouette.
The Dippers see us from the bench on the hill.
A familiar question from many years ago—
When do the lilacs bloom?
Soap Dish Rings
I tell you
I got more rings in Chelsea to leave on your soap dish.
The first ones I only started leaving there
So I’d have to return to get them.