︎︎︎ Rory Lavelle

︎ October 6, 2022

Back when words
still stood for something,
for anything really, on their hind legs,
held doors for people,
did things for others without being asked,
without even meaning to,
without meaning,
back when I thought this meant something, or that,
when I thought this still
had some life in it, still life,
still, it would’ve been
nice to be asked,
to be asked back,
back in five.

Rory Lavelle is a musician and writer currently based in Berlin.