so I won’t

always knowing and

naming what it is you feel

spoils all the fun

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what countdown?

it doesn’t matter

we might have missed midnight but

we made up for it

laughter and lies

hands held in the sun
back when the heat felt harmless
and nothing burned me

everything shined and
I was immune to doubt and
to reality

when I left I knew it was
the only thing I could do
because in truth
the laughter and lies had never been separate

looking back now, as if in a dream
I see the heat of that shining sun it gleams
and makes it all shimmer
like something precious