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by Avery


Either I have said something


I have not

in either case

no matter now, for what

was once is not and

what was hope could

never truly be.


In this limbo there could be

but two souls, two parallels,

no collision without


And so I am suspended.

Reality. Fantasy.

What difference is there?

Both are necessarily false.

Those two foundations:

Honesty. Vulnerability.

Both forfeit for

a fear of loss.


A heart set free must be

in shackles

lest the freedom offer no support.

Reparations call

for fractures resolved only

when they’re



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