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  • I'm trying to look busy.
    In a coffee shop, I write these words on a ringed napkin -
    but I'm not poetic on the fly.

    It's loud in here.
    But I can't stop thinking about the time
    you sneezed into your breakfast eggs
    and I thought I couldn't love you more.

    My coffee is cold.
    But I'm still buying time
    and let me remind you -
    close,
    in your ear -
    I'm not poetic on the fly.
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