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“A Plea by Lamplight” Dark Poem by Nina Athena Radke

She sleeps in a past that lives in her gaze
blurring in brightness and dulling the haze
longing still to escape the deaths
of life that fades away

please touch, please reach through
worlds, and rescue, grasp, tease
hold firm and wrap yourself
around these vacant needs

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