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  • You’ve followed me
    Into the sleepless night

    I see you

    Peeking from behind the near copse
    Netted
    Screened
    Scarred

    Intimate as breath

    My palm to the window
    I feel your pocked shine
    The drape of lace against skin

    Insomnia’s soft side

    We breathe
    A perfect moment

    But of course I am
    Fooled
    Foolish
    Fool

    Again

    You shake free
    To rise above my hand
    Top the trees
    Clear the mountains

    Grow distant
    Cool
    Cooled
    Cold

    As self-important
    As any demigod
    As you arc and eclipse the stars
    As you shower the Earth
    With sheen and shadow

    In the copse an owl calls
    And calls again

    I drop my hand
    And turn away
    Towards sleep
    Towards sun
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