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I can’t watch you run around
Looking for a reason to lose yourself,
Counting each hollow bird bone in your wrists –
Letting this feeling
Slip between the cracks of your smile,
(carefully constructed, dissolved with a single tear)
Tying itself in knots around your ribcage –
(bleached branches, out of place in a winter landscape)
All the tears you’ve swallowed, the hits
Shaking the thin line of your lips
Stealing away each oxygen molecule
From the back of your lungs.
I will teach you how to breathe again.
I want to stop your spine folding in on itself –
Draw your desert eyes away from that hazy shimmer;
The mirage of your reflection
Cheek to cheek, trembling in silence –
Staring into each other’s hands,
Trying to find answers
In the gentle curves of tendons and arteries;
Galaxies of human hurt, of things unsaid –
Of things to be fixed.
Three hours ‘til sunrise –
Your fingers are still cold.