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Public Declarations

By Scott Thomas Outlar

Public Declarations

Cradle the lines
wrinkled in your palms

Read to me
what you must do
come Sunday

Letters scratching
the back of your throat

I know
it hurts your heart
to sing again

Comfort the vowels
stinging your tongue

Promise me
you'll mouth the words
to move on

Article © Scott Thomas Outlar. All rights reserved.
Published on 2021-02-15
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