Let’s act like this isn’t the final song.
Let’s act like we can’t both hear
“Finale!” screaming from their breaths
a surge forward to end it well

Let’s act like it doesn’t connect with us
Let’s act like we don’t both know
that maybe we only have one day more
that maybe it’s missing tomorrow

Let’s act like the lights won’t arrive
Let’s act like we won’t have to clap,
that maybe awed silence is acceptable
that you can keep your arm around me

Let’s act like these rows
are wide enough to walk out of
while holding hands.
It’s not that I wanted to let go.


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