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  • I awake in the middle of the night.
    The room is bathed in a disorienting blue.
    My mind struggles in the ever-changing shadows.
    I am unsure who is lying next to me.
    (I pray to god it’s you.)
    Just sleep.
    Everything will be fine.
    Reassurance is found in the familiar contours of your body.
    Shapes outlined in my mind.
    Drawn from reality, the product of a lifetime of knowing.
    This is enough.
    This should be enough.
    Somehow sleep remains elusive.
    It's fine.
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