Dawn



                                    

                                        Dawn



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lyderary_ink
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Light flickers in from the doorway, cutting through the cottony pull of sleep

Dawn

Light flickers in from the doorway, cutting through the cottony pull of sleep that clouds the room like a guilty fog.

You slipped away in silence, untangling our limbs with the prolonged carefulness of a soldier in a mine field,

and I let you think I was asleep, not wanting the obligation of words to add its weight to your shoulders.

Through the crack in the door, I watch you shave off the prickled growth that goes unchecked when we're together,

erasing the week from your face, each scrape a prayer for absolution, beads of blood welling in a nick of atonement.

I catch your eyes in the mirror, but you blink me away.

Do you think of her as you wash the smell of me from your hands?

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