play dead

thrust in front
of an audience
  silhouetted
  like a bloodlet
          one-trick ____

        the chunk of moonstone
           in my fist is shadowed
     by too many missed eclipses
              & as soon as I’m through
                             with appearances
                       and obligation
             
             I mean to say
        whenever the fuck it is
I can breathe and sleep again
              without ________
      I knew I wouldn’t be [the same]
         I didn’t know this would happen
   I should’ve known this would happen
      I should’ve known
        I

–LM
     
               
                                           

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