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To the Man Who Holds His Coffee Like a Heart

Just sit with me.
Let the motion and mole's light ease your mouth
into one long line from here to there
while the morning papers sway.

We're traveling inside out through the city,
the walls giving us their backs and multi-bricked windows.
Fire escapes, angry and industrial, like pre-teenage smiles.

It hurts outside my bed, and I hear the phone even now.

But it's alright when you have a seat,
When the train preacher's voice rises thick as steam.
Please just sit and be so still.
Let your leg just touch mine through our coats.
Stay.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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