of tossing the chevron throw pillow from my bed to the floor even on nights I’m sleeping alone
I stretch across the entire Queen size mattress press my body against the cool white of my other pillow pretending it could be some body, your body perhaps, sometimes finding myself
thankful that it is not. In my mind we have already dated – showered together, read books, cooked dinner. I’ve eaten macaroons with your mother taught your sister how to knit.
In my mind I’ve already imagined you let my dogs leash drag on the ground, I get jealous of your best friend, you think Bukowski was a feminist.
We’ve broken up, blocked each other’s numbers. I already made a spotify playlist of heart break, have already tired of the songs.
So when you come after midnight, and toss my throw pillow to make room for yourself on the bed I already know where it will land on the floor beneath my window. I’ve already practiced picking it up to place it back on the bed in the morning.