by Allison Grayhurst
Remember when we were falling,
making hoops in the sky? When intelligence
didn’t matter, only the desire
to be alive? Remember when a different rank
and inequality never blocked a friendship,
when the heart was whole,
and money never shamed us
Remember the light in our pockets,
the frame of our minds as we lived
in perpetual loneliness, free
Remember when guilt could only go so far
to actually change us and a lie was never
stronger than imagination?
Remember our handprints, those handprints
on the wall?