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Stray

I showed up on your porch a wreckage of rainwater,
buzzing, alive, a fallen hive empty-nested and outward.
I showed up on your porch a colony of winds,
an inward exhale, thinking:

there are days when there's a crow in the way
feathers // leaves
and it speaks of going home,
of cradling the dust & the month of moths.

It speaks of you,
the cornerless room,
your name lingering in the air
like old shoes left in an atrium.

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