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Solid iron and sinking in an ocean beside herself
With a hundred paper cut-outs on her sleeve
She said, "I had to cut it into several pieces
But now it fits, here in the hole they left in me"
Her slender fingers lingered
Firm and gently upon the scissors
Her fingerprints had all been bitten off
She held me in her eyes while I held hers in mine
As if she could see every single "almost"
And exactly what it means
She said, "I keep this ball and chain around my neck
So I'll remember the day I finally found the key"
I kissed her on the forehead and said, "I'm sorry
I'll take care of you; I'll take care of everything"
Her beautiful hand conversed
With a whispering outline of itself
While nerves reconnected like thread
And I watched the pools of azure
Evaporate around her feet
An ethereal analogy that only I could see
I said, "keep that fire burning in your chest
So there's no regrets, the day that it's extinguished"
She laid her head on my shoulder and said, "I promise