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Stella Corso

No One Knows How To Leave



No one knows how to leave anymore

as if leaving were a thing

that could be prevented

I pretend I can not prevent

all the leaving and that is love

all the letting go

that is levitating

I know I wouldn’t want you

to be the one left wanting

clamoring on your back

with your cuffs in the air

I was once that left

but I was also the one leaving

and I do not think I am bad

and you are not that bad

and I am not bereft

but I want that dress back

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