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You Didn't Explain the Rules (Bec)

I write your name a thousand times above a vast net of memories.
None of this makes sense.
Breathe in. Silence.
I scream your name in the ocean.
It’s stuck in the back of my throat. 

Fire. Burn.
Walk the tightrope. I dare you to look up.
No – stop thinking about it. No – not right now.
Fall. Don’t look down.
She slept in your bed while I dreamed next door.
Is this what you wanted?
Run fast under the weight of a hundred thoughts.
Strengthen the carcass that carries you.
Fuck you.
Frame the words above your bed -
You didn’t explain the rules.
Can we start again?

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