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in this quiet

we are ghosts

twitching eye – wet lip smack

breathe

breathe

be gross – fuck

be this great fantasy

just don’t forget to breathe

you only play this game

once

raise hands

step

step

roll to rock and to sea

to see with squints

in this dark

that will soon be chased

away

away

with fire

away

breathe

breathe

let the other one breathe

to be gross – to fuck

never step away

from this gracious silence

just don’t forget to breathe

breathe

twitching eye – wet lip smack

breathe

breathe

By degrees the cringe

grows with the expectation of light

just don’t forget to

fuck