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  • when the link between us is bare words
    scattered on a page
    the back and forth deformed by time

    you curl into sleep
    as I slip off the covers to start the day
    my night still your day

    when the connection is scratch and static
    odd words break through
    I try and decipher mood and sense
    from what may be random clues

    then it is that my arms miss you

    because in the embrace
    in the whispered speech of breath
    there, are all that words cannot frame

    and all the clumsy attempts at comfort and understanding from far away
    all the lengthy explanations
    all the questions
    are so unnecessary
    when you are in my arms
    there is
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