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  • When I ask
    “Truth or Dare?”
    Pick truth.
    Because then you’ll need to tell me
    Why you sit outside at parties
    And look up at the sky
    As if watching your favorite movie
    In the constellations.
    And then I’ll be able to know
    How easy it is
    To forget about everyone
    So that you can sit with your favorite cigarette
    And only the night sky to keep you company
    And not feel as lonely as I do
    Surrounded by the Friday night crowd.
    And then you need to tell me
    How you get your fingers to smell like
    Stolen perfume
    And not like smoke and
    That sandwich you had for lunch.
    And when you finally told me
    What it’s like to fall asleep with someone
    In bed next to you
    Then you can ask me
    “Truth or Dare?”
    And I’ll pick Dare.
    And I really hope you dare me
    To disappear
    And not come back
    Until I’ve learned the word for “butterfly”
    In eight languages
    And can brush my hair behind my ears
    Sit outside at a party
    And read every star
    Like the inside of my favorite book.
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