take me some place where wet black kohl is painted around my eyes/let it run down my face/let me run at pace/let me get somewhere when I am out of breath/give me the satisfaction of a terminating joy/all the grandeur of small victories/there is something false in the big ones/like a false claim at divinity/the men who claim to be gods are just lower case g’s/a celestial laughing stock/the dust on the back of a stolen slipper in the mosque courtyard/give me freedom from this child’s play/the abandon you feel for a second playing in the warm sea/the weight of the blue expanse/your back to the world/the world’s back to yours/water holding your skin with the care of a new lover/under the eye of a jealous sun/if all daybreaks were so kind/perhaps this wouldn’t be earth

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