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Let's go in time
To when you galloped on shooting stars
Over open flame
As I was choking on the fullness of your breath
Because I was starving on the paragraphs swallowed
Taking stance like soldiers under oath, much too soon
Barricaded by words your mother never said
You took atmospheres and shape-shifted them into plump oranges
Peeled them and left them under my feet
And on your red plate, they glared at me
I used to dance circles, but not this time
This time I tripped- because you told me to never look down
So I studied shards of red glass until I understood that this isn't all that we had left
There is freedom in the claw marks of our walls
And there is happiness etched into our bleeding fingertips
And I accept- willingly.
Succumbing to us.