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I work
the night
shift

am the
last one
here on
most nights.

I have
a beer
alone
before I
leave

sulk into
the memory
of a love
I used
to know.

I recall
how he
kissed
my neck

compared
me to
strawberries.

I want
to be
that girl
again.

A lover of
unbridled
animals and
yellow birds.

my arms
wide

the world
infinite

rays of
sunshine
rocking me
to sleep.

Did that
girl die
when he did

can she be
resurrected
with a
phone call

a few
too many

a witness
to the
sunrise?

The woman
in the
mirror is
spider web

crooked
tooth and
grey hairs.

The girl
is gone.

I go home
alone,
a frayed
paint brush,
an artifact,

rarely
visible
in the
light of day.

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