I thought it was the moon, but
it was a lamplight.
I thought you were behind me,
but that was a movement.
I thought I was saved, but
that was the radio.
I thought your voice broke, but
that time it was my spine.
I thought I knew who you were, but
I was wrong.
I thought I dreamed about you, but
it was a shiny serpent on a stick.
I thought I experienced the supernatural, but
it was a massive ringing in my ears.
I thought you would say incredible, but
you shrugged in hollow joy.
I thought you would eat the apple
and you did –