We Belong to Each Other

you belonged before you boarded the bus this morning
you belonged before you dropped off the kids at their mom’s
you belonged before you caught your friend’s eyelash resting lightly atop their eyelid
you belonged before you breathed the lack of air inside the subway car
you belonged before you got the coffee
you belonged before you pulled into the grocery store
you belonged after you mourned all these things
and when you sit to think of them
someone somewhere is remembering
you belong
we belong to each other
that is how to mop the pieces of our breaking hearts off the floor
no sanitizer
hand or otherwise
required after or before

 

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