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Tell me something  sweet because I need to hear it.
 
let me paint you in the deepest shades of blue and purple,
 
from the bruises I have earned.
 
 
 
with lashings that have forced my hand into the crippled positions that hold 
 
pencil and pen
 
 
 
crippled, aching for you to hold them 
 
feel them 
 
feel my crevices and callouses 
 
feel something 
 
anything 
 
 
 
because I know you can't see the words written in her fingernails 
 
but I will still try to make you see them 
 
even if they aren't there 
 
 
 
are you listening?
 
im trying to tell you I love you with the silent spaces in between my heartbeats 
 
listen close 
 
you can hear those cosmic claps of love 
 
the vibrations of our blood flow pounding in archaic synchronization 
 
to the tune of our breathing 
 
in 
 
and out 
 
 
 
can you feel them? 
 
Those muffled, mutilated 
 
emotions that stay unspoken 
 
 
 
because I've written the most beautiful poems about you in my head 
 
but my tongue is too dead to say them.

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