the simple science of un-

you can’t
unfry an egg
unfuck a one night stand
you can’t unembalm a dead body

you can’t
unfire a bullet
unyell a scream
you can’t unsend an email in the wrong

you can’t
unslap a face
unburn a cigarette
untie a husband’s knot
you can’t unbang a regretted

trouble is
you can’t
unfeel love
once the protein
of the heart fibers
are forever changed
it changes the beat
staccato suffering

what you can do
is pull yourself together
if you’ve come undone
life too fleeting
to be
so unhappy
this is a cautionary tale
of the highest order
this the
simple science of un-

i can’t unremember you

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