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sleep tight

by Leah Laiben

this world's urgent shame is
implanted, embedded
into no one in particular
through slick veins of unlove,
eating away at each other,
one heartbeat at a time.

eat it, drink it, swim in it.
all i have is yours,
though it shouldn't be yours to have.

grow and die before you live.
you were never really there.

never will you be.


Posted on 02/07/2008
Copyright © 2021 Leah Laiben

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 02/08/08 at 04:18 AM

Nice last three lines. Good way to leave them choking in the dust.

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