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I hide in sleeplessness from thoughts about you
You easily inhabit dreams,
Lock yourself inside them
And toss the keys outside the window
That’s why I walk the corridors
Of my autumn awakeness.
Sleeplessness engulfs me like a drug
I’m seeing things. I pass past fish,
Blinking in tact with their gills.
I put your name in words, try to decode its anagram
I scribble it in chalk along the corridors, I trace.
And, running now, I am approaching
The tumult of my heart,
To comprehend how thoughts about you
In the pauses
Between each heartbeat.