i am begging you to beg me to stay
    Photo by Brennen Bariso / North by Northwestern

    we've been here before, i think

    all of our atoms pressed together

    fused in the way physical things can never get right

    it's easy to get caught up in this.

    i am handing you another clementine

    we rip the innocent thing in half together,

    orange pulp on your thumb, my thumb

    there is almost something unholy about the way you have me

    like the canopy and ribs of an umbrella

    closing around its handle.

    you believe that god could be omnipotent

    or compassionate, but not both

    at least you believe in consistency

    your name a synonym for necessity

    have you thought about being something bigger than what we are?


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