let's build ourselves a fire

why do pretty girls
always seem to have
the hardest time
sleeping
he wondered
aloud
in tiredvoice
settling into
the closest thing
to a cool spot
the bed offered
she agreed
at 3 am
then
tried to explain
that she wasn’t
oh god
calling herself
pretty
he laughed
loudly
briefly
before it was
swallowed
by the
seeming stillness
of night
she asked
to change the subject
how his day was
for a moment
he thought
about using
colours
with contrasts
and movement
and texture
and
and
he realized
he
just
wanted
to hold her

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