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  • Leaves fall and soon we have all gone away
    beckoned back to cozy bedrooms
    and the promise of rest.
    Our bodies sink into fresh sheets
    and sighs emitted from elbows and other
    orifices
    fill the silence that touches something deep and simple.
    This is permission:
    in the form of fall, in the sound of rain,
    in the smell of decay.
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