You showed me ways of
that I did not know existed.
You introduced me to poetry,
and led me home.
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The chill wind
rears up shoring itself against me
petrified in bed at the thought that
you might only be brewing coffee
so that we can sit together and have
that chat, but this morning I waited and
you weren’t there & it’s tea the old
men are drinking anyway
when I come over
and you have lit candles
all around your bedroom
I ask if there has been a blackout
you say it’s just because you knew I was coming
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