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I Loved You More Last Time

line before you closed the
door on my big toe by
turning left instead of
right when I came home from
visiting our last time

line, the one in which you
told me all your secrets
six whole years before you
told me that you loved me—
past tense, in our first time

line before your cat ate
all my stomach’s butter—
flies and you hadn’t been
my mother yet, so I
went back before that time

line, back before I knew
you which is why you slammed
the door on my big toe
but you turned right this time

line, and I asked if you
would dance the paradox
with me in our new time

line where I’d love you like
the first last time and let
our love glide on moth’s wings,
transmutable in time.