somehow heartbreak feels good in a place like this

a writer writes a novel. 
a songwriter writes a song. 
we do what we can to ensure.
it's all legacy, left and leaving. 

I don't need 
the whole world
to remember me,
just a couple of
important people. 

scars and streets.
no and know. 
english major vs. storyteller. 
anvils of experience. 

I have a ton of dollar books
I've picked up at various thrift stores,
some of which I donate,
and some I read,
while others I send to friends,
enemies, ex-girlfriends or a mix of all.

every birthday card.
thrown away.
is today just a day, a place?
maybe a miracle, mine.