the last time I drank a lot was in this town 
where we laid in the road at night in the shape of a star
beer was cheap and at Tony’s you could buy a cigarette for a quarter
someone always threw popcorn at you to get your attention

it makes a difference in a small town how well you get to know people
in fact I learned there that sometimes the more you love someone 
the less you like them

and in the end the intimate force of falling away from another 
in a small space such as this town
is a lot unlike the disappearance of a star in the sky