I knew we’d be seeing each other again.

It looks like everyone else is here, too.

All of us, once angels, who finally finished falling.

We were so crazy about here and there,

when the little difference was “always,”

or the other eternity, “never.”

Just listen to all of this childless laughter.

Now we are gone, and here we can stay,

you and I, who are you and I no more,

who tore apart our daughters for the bears,

who offered our sons to God, LOL,

who are, we know, we’ve forgotten who,

who are now outside of ourselves, without when.

John Reed is an author, poet, and culture writer who lives in New York City. He's faculty at The New School University MFA in Creative Writing.

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