When I woke up I didn’t know where I was
Or why I was being dragged off the train
By then it was warm
The nodded-off neighborhood blanketed
White that sparkles Under a muted, mauve sky
Where was the church? The sushi bar we liked? The car dealership?
The album spun while I remained still my legs frozen stiff
Then a scratch “Welcome to Babylon”
I slept in a taxi
Wishing I could sleep on the surface of a cool sea
Wanting the night to look like that all the time
Knowing just hours before I screamed leave
For once, you listened.