Daniel Fitzgerald

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Daniel Fitzgerald

006

How we measured up,
Evened out the scales.
A jump here, jostle there.
Holding out for a breeze
To lift one higher than the other.
Revisions drawn by dusk,
Fires by night.
Our shared notions don’t mean
Nothing if we let them.
I’ll step off just to reach
Rock bottom first.
You’ll step off second,
Full of grace and poise.
We can’t stop comparing, constraining.
Left our homes,
Left the houses we were living in.