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  • Pretend it's the clouds.
    Not the darkness of days getting shorter.

    Pretend it's the poetic haze of mountain lakes.
    Not tears filling my eyes.

    Pretend that the heat of summer is still coursing
    through our twinned veins.

    Pretend you hold me still,
    like a bowl too precious,
    ready to tremble and shatter at a glance.
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