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Nocturne: Intentions: Past Caring: Bye



I did not want to throw myself

On you, didn’t want to throw down the little I knew

So you could step over it.


Perhaps we wanted the means

To shake off the bewilderment, on our own,

The walls we banged against daily.


I didn't intend to take you away from

Your preoccupations, didn't want to know

What you held away from me.


What I wanted was only the caring

That would come as easily as a log tumbling

Over the waterfall of night.


I didn't intend to make you

Fasten on the differences between us, but that happened

As a log tumbles into a chasm.


We didn't mean for it to happen,

The stillness in the room like a book

Open on a table, far past midnight.



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