I never wanted anything from you

except what you could give

with no rebounds.


I never needed an everything

I struck out the first few times and I keep missing now

so I carve the home I call you

out of the ashes

after it survives the fire.


And when you’re back

you don’t need to try to keep me sparking,

pull me from the rapids,

let me want you so you know what it means,

I let you call me yours


and I am not so deep in the ground anymore.

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Written 8/16/17

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