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By Sarah Frederick

Take one of these and 

call me tomorrow 

lay down and rest 

close your eyes. 

I want to see you 

get better, get healthy 

get lots of sleep -- 

at least, try. 

There’s no other way out


just let the time pass 

stay down, babe, you said just stay down. 

But I want to give in 

to the rain soaking my

clothes to lights awake all



above town. 

So when you’re sleeping deeply

I’ll put on a jacket 

and make my way to the backyard. I’ll roll both


of my sleeves up and tell you everything 


I’ll let you see each of my scars.

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