“The words I thought I brought I left behind,
so never mind.”

by me

She met him at the airport
around the corner from the turnstiles
outside in the space between
where the parking lots and crosswalks meet

He smiled as she came into view
an eyebrow raised in an unspoken question
one they’d never bother to discuss
because conversations can kill sometimes

Instead he just held her
and she grabbed hold of him right back
in a hello to a goodbye
a beginning to an eventual end

She would never see him like this again
and he would never ask why
just a Polaroid shot of a memory
to answer every question with “never mind

Never Mind :: The Replacements

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