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  • I’m sure you’ve seen this before.
    5,500 relationships attached to the Ponte Vecchio bridge, stirred on by Federico Moccia’s 'I Want You'.

    The boy is holding us in his hands.
    We were snapped shut in an instant. Tied tight, locked in, bolted together, no key, a complex combination.

    You and I needed stethoscopes against the chest to understand the code.

    An unrelinquishing force, the paradigm of security in oppression.
    Dramatic, faithful, wry, snowfall, burnt, tearful, love locked.

    And then there was a lengthy process to click and release.
    We exhausted the dials until a heavy arm ejected from the lock.

    The shock of vulnerability.

    I turned myself away, until you bend down, found a tiny orange holiday lock, snapped it shut in your palm.
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