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from the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

your head is on my lap,
I will make you sleep
as long as possible.

I’ll caress your hair softly
and watch you for a while
to fill the emptiness in me.

and when the time
for you to wake up
finally comes,

I will wake you
with the sweetest,
yet a poisoned kiss.

then, you’ll never see
the world again
as you did before,

nor feel the bliss
of your ignorance
anymore.

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Writer of the poetry book “The Anguish of an Oyster”. PhD candidate in Translation Studies at the University of Ottawa. www.ecemyucel.com

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