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at night i wake up with the sheets soaking wet

i wish that the idea of setting my heart on fire and handing it to you
didn’t sound so melodramatic and silly. it isn’t.
sometimes the entire sky looks like it is on fire
and i love this.

what are you talking about?
just now. what were you saying?
yes. saying.
nothing. i wasn’t saying anything.
oh. was i dreaming?
yes. go back to sleep.

i tell myself it is time to go to sleep
it is time to go to sleep it is time to go to sleep i
am now asleep. the radiator is asleep the bed is asleep
the dresser and all the clothes are asleep the stairs are asleep

go to sleep she says. right now.

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