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Insomnia

I talk to you at night.
I meet you in dark corners
or on the balcony
of friends we donít know
except as accomplices.
 
I tell you things
which Iíve imagined
for months, for years:
your hair
in the autumn breeze;
your smile
under winter sky;
your bicycle
by a tree
in a spring park;
the colour of your dress
when you walk on
a summer beach.

Glimpses of these things
wake me up at night
and leave me
these conversations
which never happened,

these conversations which will never occur.

Tom Phillips

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