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  • after the fact, our moment didn't linger like a kiss on the cheek or pacify the way eyelashes brush gently across skin. we intoxicated one another with an imaginary abatement of loneliness, without enough sentiment for any hangover. it was all of and only love. applause and war. moments sublime, intervals hilarious.

    we consumed each other too quickly, were numb to the touch too soon. what was left of anticipation lived between encounters and suffocated in a divided fantasy. For the six years after that summer, we stared across tables and mattresses, stunned and full, yet never satisfied enough to leave.
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