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Suitcase

I don’t remember how I like to sleep
The inside of a kitchen drawer
Or a suitcase-less floor

I know the elevator buttons here
React a bit too slowly
I know he’s letting go of me –
I don’t remember when it started, but I can feel it growing
I remember knowing
That this couldn’t last forever
I remember feeling better, I remember we were changing
I don’t remember breaking though I think we tried to fix it

When will he get angry that
My nerves are getting jumpy
I don’t remember feeling calmer though someone said I could be
I remember knowing they’ll choose what they want to see in me
I don’t remember losing the chance to take the stand
But there’s a suitcase in my hand
And somewhere else I need to be.

Transient

Life gets in the way
How did I find myself tired and tried
I lied when I said that I couldn’t remember
I just thought it better
That we let the ending stick this time.

Listen — love is transient.
Maybe we meant it at the time
I remember being sure
Of someone so unstable
It felt like those final seconds
Before you fall asleep.

Life gets in the way
When mornings in your room
Began to smell like other lovers
I began to wonder
But I couldn’t find the time
to make this feel less flimsy
Well maybe you’ll keep missing me,
But the ending has to stick this time.

Listen — love is transient,
I wasn’t meant for permanence
But I want you to know
Your body was once bread to me
And I lied when I said I couldn’t remember
I just think it will be better
If I let you fall asleep this time.