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  • But, how do I tell him?
    Stop our idle chatter,
    and tell him about my irrepressible urge
    to disappear into the night.
    Every night, any night.

    Interrupt his childhood memory,
    with the notion that nowhere
    feels like home anymore.
    Except airports.
    And planes for the first 10 seconds
    after taking my seat.

    How do I explain, in the middle
    of talking about home gardens,
    that the only homes I want to own
    are cabins at the bases of cliffs
    and the edges of seas
    and in the middle of woods,
    covered in moss.

    I'm not sure how to slip
    my desire to be on a road
    and lonely
    and lost
    into my discussion of client emails
    and work projects.

    How do you ask a person
    if they understand your deepest,
    darkest need to run?
    How do you ask a person
    if they'd run with you?
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