"From One Ruined Human to Another" by Juliet Cook
Many of us want to quickly replace what falls apart.
Not just ripped socks, but a dead dog covered up
by a new dog.
If one dark hair
ruins a relationship, we can replicate our love
into another body.
for the eyes, any cup size,
as long as someone else is in our bed.
As long as we don't have to sleep alone for long enough
to think about who we really are, what we really want,
and why loneliness scares us closer and closer to death.
And so loneliness scares us closer and closer to love.
Many of us trash dull utensils, a cracked glass.
Half empty or half full doesn't matter, as long as it can be replaced
with a different better half.
As long as we can fill up our own broken parts
with someone else's.