Reasons #127 and #128

Reason #127

for the random
household objects
you forgot to take

like the golden singing bowl
you bought in Tibet—
i once told you
it sounded like
moonlight in January
illuminating a frozen pond

or the oil painting
by that famous Australian guy
still waiting to get framed—
a treatise on poverty,
immortality and

Reason #128

for miscounting the years
i didn’t want to
be with you

the number was always

and you knew
i was good at math