“Say Something” by Christopher Sgroi

she said something about contentment
and how it’s not all it’s cracked up to be
and how it’s only a matter of time
until i feel it too
she said something about happiness
and how it’s not the same now
and how now’s her only chance

to have it

before it won’t do her any good
she said she’s transitioning emotionally
she said she’s mourning her past-self
as if her past-self were better
than her present-self
I told her memory deceives
she said she knew that
and that it didn’t make any difference

to her

she said something about forty-something’s only having
contentment
not happiness
i said she’s only twenty one
she said that doesn’t make her any less lonely
and that she didn’t want

to have her

life flash by yet
so i said something
and so did she


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