Alwayses and Nevers

I didn’t say
“Drive safe”
and you didn’t say
“See you on Friday.”

What happened today?

You were frustrated
with J
and then with T also.

Then you sat down,
you never sit down.
Then you said you had to go,
then you started to talk.

Then we didn’t say
the things we always say.

I watched as you
got in the 4Runner.

You looked back at me
as you rolled down the window,
then you looked at me
a second longer
than you should have.

You looked as if you
were torn between
smiling and breaking down.

No sunglasses and
black cowboy boots.

What happened today?

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