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I DON'T BEG FOR A PLACE TO LAND BUT I FEEL LONELY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK

 

 

             When you fall asleep I try on your eyeglasses:
the top of my skull breaks off
             and floats with the gentle heat of a lamp.
Why donít you come over?
             Everything thatís crushed into creasing,
you can have those things.
             I'm sorry, don't you worry, that you leave
the night soundly by making yourself heavy.
             I only pity you, that's the way it is,
that's the stiffness in your arms after you climb into bed
             and lock me against your chest,
that's your even breathing.
             Teeth so tight that the tongue is mangled,
and the crown of my head pivots like a parachute.

 

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