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By Rp Verlaine


you're a special kind
of fragile tonight
Hollowed out and all
recognitions void and lips numb
your mascara's run & blush a lie
and Don't and Not
each pivot timed to look away
escape it all I confiscate your pills
take a few/hide the others
I can't leave you or stay here
where others disappeared
in the next room I'll wait
with arms outstretched
outsource emotion
wait for time
and all its alibis
to reach you where our future hides.

Article © Rp Verlaine. All rights reserved.
Published on 2020-01-06
Image(s) are public domain.
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