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Because it was.
InCongruity

Because it was the-
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Because it was the best possible thing to have happened, because it slipped into the skin of comfort so seamlessly
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So that
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There is nothing detaching it from its surroundings so that it
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Remains, as if self contained I
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Want to preserve it without so much as an exhale
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I do not want to
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I want to expel your scent from my body I want to expel the memory of your skin from
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My fingertips I want
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Out of this skin this skin which knows
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Something it has never something it will
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Never know again that very way its past now it
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Retains senses and weighs everything else down, it
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Creates a scale unreasonable, untamable so that every
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Thing is small
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Small, small and whittled down in meaning in comparison it bears no
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Resembles to anything it has no substitute to material which can carry
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Temporary ailment it is gone and its residue sticks to a space so inconceivably small that it
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Travels up and up and
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Out of my very breath, coating and
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Leaving nothing of itself.
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Wanting
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Nothing else
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Reveling in a whole suspended in
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Itself and requesting no acknowledgement for its
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Nature a completeness so
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Self sustained it
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Is stationary and cannot accept or extract.
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Wept. Wept diligently with a rhythm a patience for the body almost
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Unbearable save of the precise measure of energy
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Required for the act as if upon the sheer encounter of, coming into the
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Presence of the one
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it was
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bracing itself for just the
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Very act, immersed in its intention so deeply it
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Cannot fathom of another expulsion,
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Determined with no prior force to
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Live the course of itself
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First draft - hardest one to get.

28 Jun 12


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