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Resuscitate


It will not budge

It’s dead in the water

Silvery bloated

On the surface

Floating Lifeless

…But I love it

I love it with my eyes

And what’s behind them

The neural web of me

Slime and sublime

Inside my skin

Behind my eyes

I love it with my heart

All of its butchered

bright redness

It’s rhythm, arrhythm,

It’s beaten immediacy

I love it with an incapacity

To ignore

An intuition of attention

A horrible compulsion

A twisted addiction

I love it with my fingertips

That itch to find it

Among the open tabs

Inside my bookmarks

My love, my only.

My dear, dear

dead poem,

That no-one

With just a mere mortal

Wisp of a glance

Will resuscitate.

Art: Kyaw Tun | Unsplash

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