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I want to inhale a 6 PM sky.
I want lavender and rose hues to swirl and live in me forever
All peaceful and wholehearted
Lavender and blue
An outline of branches and you
Look down at our reflections below
Our round faces blurred in the waves and glow
Tree branches that look like lightning bolts stuck in time
Or maternal hands outstretched for its children of leaves and moss
Nature can have the warmest arms
And if I was something inhuman I’d revel in this state forever
Thinning clouds draped around a frozen sky like the wrinkles and curls of bed sheets
A whirl of honey, gold, and coral
I know you’re uneasy, and this feels weird, but try to breathe and remember a time with
Red cheeks and slick skin
Revealing a summer of promises true or mistaken
A lot of things were left unsaid
And they will rattle your brain til we’re cold and untouchable
But for now just breathe, and look at what 5:55 PM has to offer while I drive you home.