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  • My phone flashes a green light
    with every message.
    On / off;
    someone loves me /
    loves me not.
    I don't sit inside
    next to the handset
    waiting; no,
    I carry my codependency around,
    tuck it in my pocket.
    (You follow me home.)

    Sometimes the light only flashes
    inside my head;
    no one home.
    My mind makes a ghost
    out of longing, my brain
    registers only the desire
    to be desired.

    There. Did you see it?
    There.
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