Outline of shadows
Today must have been Friday everywhere,
many angels have fallen
to the pavement from rooftops.
Friday is not a day, but a compound tense
subjunctive, future, plural, past perfect.
A customs post on the border
that separates the living from the surviving.
It must have been Friday
and you are not with me.
But your absence is advancing
viscously like a dense levee.
Your soul surrounds me, somnambulant, celestial
determined to turn weightlessly inside me
emerging from everywhere, bursting with everything
returning to nothingness, that synonym
of a Friday night and an empty bed.