the street lights
mingle with the night trees
lighting up the leaves green
other leaves all black and dark

and so I bike home
like for years I biked home
underneath the street lights
underneath the night sky

I wish I could explain
what it's like getting older
feeling things for years and years and years and years

feelings harden into pebbles
that I tumble in my pockets
like all the things we pick up
treasures on the sidewalk
chestnut sticks and bottle caps
and rocks, rocks

I wish that I was I
and you were you
but we were the same age
running through the play place
setting off the fire workers
and the sparklers for your birthday

you say you want a gun
you want a space gun
you say maybe your bones have come loose
you say the day you grow up
is that the day I die
you say you're big enough
you say you are the strongest
you say you like what you like
you toss the love around
you transparently lie

I wish that I was I
and you were you
but we were the same age
running through the play place
setting off the fire workers
and the sparkly sparklers sparkling for your birthday

you sing the melody and I make the sound of meteorites exploding


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