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in the confines
unknown

You don't know the stories
 1
I tell myself
 2
to keep me from missing you,
 3
but they don't stop me
 4
from reaching for you in my sleep.
 5
I tell myself
 6
the tears I cried on the drive home
 7
were from relief
 8
not regret,
 9
but that doesn't stop me
 10
from grinding my teeth.
 11
They don't know
 12
when I hear your name
 13
my body yearns,
 14
but that doesn't stop me
 15
from resenting you the same.
 16
So I'll live,
 17
in the confines of fear
 18
with logic as my prison
 19
and the prison as my reason.
 20
To. Just. Let. Go.
 21
but I'm afraid,
 22
I'll find you in every poem
 23
and in every song.
 24
I'm afraid,
 25
logic wont be enough.
 26
I'm afraid,
 27
I'll forget all the reasons
 28
To. Just. Say. No.
 29
I'm afraid,
 30
you are what keeps me up until 5 am.
 31
I'm afraid,
 32
I won't go to sleep
 33
unless
 34
I write this poem.
 35

12 Feb 17


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