i smell buttered
popcorn
,

it drags me back to
movie theaters

and silences made
awkward by
hesitation

and worries that
others were
watching
..

four eyes glued
to screen.

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sleeping
one eye pried,

managed to
drop
us..

though i
tried

to hold stronger than
you needed,

more stone faced
than you
desired

and now i’m chasing
memories
down

with a mind
on fire.

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