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The Trick to Falling Asleep

a poem

The trick to falling asleep
isn’t letting go

The world has arms
to lift you up
singing “stay stay stay”

Maybe something amazing
will happen while you’re gone

I don’t want to be gone

The trick to falling asleep
isn’t hidden
in surrender

White flags are knit of
the things
you should have done

Maybe if you go
it’ll all be gone

I didn’t want to be gone

I don’t know how to be gone

I’ll teach you how to be gone

The trick to falling asleep
is to sneak out
while no one is looking

tiptoe through the door

don’t give them a chance

to call you back

you don’t belong to anyone

when you’re gone.

Photo by Adam Frazier on Unsplash

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