It is hot
and it is oppressive and
What can he do that he hasn’t
He can take
the salt to the stairs, he
tells her –
all in the effort to care enough
if she does.
There were times
when he carried, both piggyback
nightmares have been subsumed by a
Are wounded and wound an equivalence?
this cycle of pain without a balm other
than their trying.
Simultaneously heartbreaking and beautiful.
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