when you aren’t your best friend’s best friend
'Starfish Fucking Terrify Me'
I loved you like the one I brought home
at age 7. Until Dad told me it wasn’t alive anymore
and I held it under the faucet for 43 minutes,
cried when it never came back to me.
It’s been seven months since you left.
I have pruned hands and a heavy heart,
but the water’s still running.