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On The Morning After


On the morning after, I awoke,
Scratched, sat up, felt lonely.
                        Am I dead?
                        Or illusion?
Turned on the radio. (TOO LOUD!)
My head has had a long night.
"Keep your love alive", I hear.
But for what? I'm too tired.

You wake up.
What can you do?
Sleeping in a room.
           Sleeping in a life.

On the morning after, I smoked
               what was my last cigarette.
No more scared of cancer
            than I was of
                dying in the night.

Now I have you.
Do you want something from me?

Whatever it is, I won't give it.
Not interested.
                     Out of order.

On the morning after, here I am.
Doubting the corners
                          of the room.







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