when i gulped air and thought that all my days and days were long limbs and numbness
the crispness of sheets just pressed and firm on the mattress
or the floor
i don't know the way that words drop and fall into rooms stark and stupid
like i used to
my name, not gormless and shrinking
lurking behind the scenes
i am not the sun or the moon or the metaphor between you and anything else
i don't skin fish
read maps
drive a car
pass for any version of a responsible adult
still, there are moments i don't mind
and i don't


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