they gave me medication and told me you were gone
it was mean, what you did
die like that.
and now i'm turning a new number,
the number you said would
in my lower back and hips-
but you'll never see me near a candle again
or taste the frosting
from a cupcake -off my lips
when you were impatient.
i almost kissed your corpse, i came so close
to shaking your shoulders so they'd shrug
the way they did when you were vital
when i asked if you were happy
then backed out of our hug.
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