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it is the quiet nights

after the loud days

that live in the burrows

and ask you

to feel it

all

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do you listen

to the stories

and believe

in their endings.

in the suns

that set.

and the moons

that rise.

and the stars

that shine

because

it is so dark

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waving

the leaves are back on the trees

and the rustle is rife

in the air

again

sometimes

it is the familiar

that saves

you

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heading home

it’s sunset

and the birds

are flying

across the sky

singing the songs

and living the dreams

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Nineteen

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the wind is fast

and the ache is sour

in the air.

the cars are rushing by

and there’s a quiet hope

that they are all

headed somewhere.

it is all so

much.

and so little.

all at once.

and

it will take a while.

to let go.

of this all.

but I am starting.

here

© Hudson Biko

Nineteen, the first installation of the Cigarettes and Ice Cream series, out 6/21. Available for pre-order everywhere: https://books2read.com/Nineteen