Willem – A History

Willem.  
It was pretty easy, 
Pink Hair (shrug it) 
    in Mall photo booths
            if only it had of been Nisqually.
                    monstering it at Quicker Bridge
                        206
                            was
                                death
                            princeton
                            trenton
                            divide
                            wcw
                            not
                            www
                            paterson 
                And then I got into music.
                I used 
                admissions of guilt 
                        ms. a-beaming   
And I thought I knew what I meant.
And I thought.
I Thought.
. 
    packing stuff with someone else’s dad 
    he said things happen; my dad was gone
    i sat on a dirty floor with left over vodka 
    and it became a costume 
    pieces
    in
    boxes
                .       
                we had coffee
i’d admired u
talent
style
passion-all
box-color 
&
then
Willem 
    . 
    snow
    beaches
    houses
    in the
    coolest city
    closets 
    to basements
    i put the helmet on my head 
    garfield 
    phone 
    all
    in
.
the cold
is gone
but - these days
it rains all the time -
- lost you 
Willem  
- though 
foes
have
woes.

- Olympia, WA 4.29.17

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