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breathe the sadness that stitches your ribs together and choke

on the chances you missed

 

that's the end of it all

those forbidden thoughts, wishes---

 

'you could've done it'

made that choice and gratefully inhaled all the consequences,

along with the heady smoke laden with

planets and dreams and dissonance,

consonance a distant nightmare---

 

the ghost of a past touch

 

I was wrapped,

stunned with gentle grief,

in your arms for the last time

 

one more laugh

that final word of caution, filled with dead-weight meaning 

that tearing, ripping sense of foreboding...

 

the twinkling stars turn their eyes in shame as I call to them,

cry

yell 

scream to the world 

help me 

 

help me say goodbye

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