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unreciprocated (XML poem)

Friday, October 16th, 2015

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<poem title="unreciprocated" type="fragments" xml:id="p2"> 
     <!- -pieces of ourselves reflected on broken mirrors- -> 


             <author fname="Eirene"/>


             <dedication>to the boy who only sees me as a shadow</dedication>


              <line n="1">now it’s dark again, a darkness amplified by loneliness</line> 

              <!- -time has run out (for us)- ->

              <line n="2">whole constellations simplified to atoms of  <s-t-a-r-d-u-s-t/>

              <line n="3">& I know you could never love me</line>

              <line n="3">the ink-sky is rough and empty; my dreams unwoven</line>

              <line n="4">I’m crumbling under the weight of your silence,
                                                          under the apathy of a stone moon</line>

              <line n="5">the coldness of the sea has nestled inside of me</line>

              <line n="6">I can’t sleep at night (the world’s so broken)</line>

              <line n="7"><tell-a-lie>everything’s going to be ok</tell-a-lie></line>

              <line n="8">my eyes are full of grey storms </line>

            <!- -in my dreams I never met you and you never shattered me without
                even realizing it- ->

              <line n="9">now it’s dark again and all I do is fall </line>

             <!- – but even when I get tired and my hands start to tremble,
                I still reach for the top– ->

              <line n="10">…</line> <!- – (don’t let me crush) – ->