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mistakes of orpheus, volume three
i don't believe in soulmates,
but i think we came close.
skin to skin, i read your palm,
but how was i supposed to know?
what do you do when your red string
gets caught in the door?
i never could untangle it,
and i didn't know how to be loved by you anymore.
i ask constellations how you're doing
and dodge your calls.
in the summer, you'll trace my palms
and we'll defy stars as trivial.
there's always something about good things i want to ruin.
there's no version where orpheus doesn't turn around.
it's not so much precognizance but
digging up the same old burial ground.
it's not so much what you read
in between freckles and lines, but the sense
of connection, a familiarity of skin on skin
and a practiced willingness to drop the pretense.
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