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a blue flame’s tameless flickers reflect against your glossy eyes
as you met with mine
you were always so dreamy

but this time
you gazed at me
with equal parts joy and sadness
it was almost like you knew something no one else knew
a secret you had kept with only you
soon we’ll all come to know what you know, too

empty glass bottles and jagged shards
scribbles in your notebook
from the chaos in your heart
a bright orange extension cord
a fallen chair
i wish i could’ve carried your heart a little while longer
down to the finish line

a panic, like i’ve never felt before
this thumping in my chest
twenty minutes too late
you are both heavy and weightless in my arms

the moon is full for you tonight
and the stars shine extra bright
we’ll never be the same
i think you took escapism too literally