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I know the labor it was to finally speak it

the words lined up

single file

on your tongue

with their heavy shoulders

some looking back

to make sure

as you slowly nudged them out


a few broke away

afraid

of the silence that would receive them

hiding among your teeth

till a day or two had passed

and you sent them through the phone


you always had plenty of them

your words

now I gather my own

Created: May 10, 2017

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