Wouldn't Want to Need You

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Break the path

split the ocean

You’ll never know what I need

how I wrap you along the outside

of all the circuses in my mind

 

Rain on me

in these half-full sunsets

so I can’t keep something that lasts longer than my heartbeat

so I can’t keep the snowstorm that threatens to burst from you

 

You’re a stubborn lantern in my head

but even at midnight I

wouldn’t want to need you

wouldn’t want to need you

I’ll go walking in the dark alone

no hand in mine and I

wouldn’t want to need you

wouldn’t want to need you

 

I open my eyes and take a breath

and pour a glass of milk and my cells divide

and without warning

the ceiling shakes

I need to forget

I need to remember

I need everything you can never give me

until I write you out of my words

 

You’re half the reason I don’t speak

My voice is a warning I

wouldn’t want to need you

wouldn’t want to need you

Spend time spend time with me

I still watch the clock I

wouldn’t want to need you

wouldn’t want to need you

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Written 10/17/20

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