black plum

some people get married
and it doesn’t work out
some people don’t get married at all
some people get scared
and find someone else to kiss
some people make birds
out of their wedding dress

sometimes when you’re married
you can still get your heart ripped out
sometimes there’s the joy after you fall
i’m going to need a patron saint
to get me out of this mess
because it fits me like a custom-tailored wedding dress

i ate a black plum and the juice ran down my chin
i’m looking for my wife, i’m looking for my husband
i last saw them in the summer
when everything fell from trees
i’m afraid, i’m so afraid that I have lost them

some people get married
and it doesn’t work out
some people don’t get married at all
me, i want to get married
because i like things that are round
i just hope someday i’m tender
enough to be emptied out
i just hope someday i’m tender
just like a black plum

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