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It comes to me flooding,
and suddenly,

I *know*.

I know what I should have seen from the beginning.
That thing that you didn’t want me to see, but didn’t really hide, either.

Disguised within the whispers that your side-eye glances gave me,
it was there.

Behind the deep and moody stare that
every single cell of my being.

Behind my need mixed with your need…
and laced with your silence.

In your revelry I shine,
destined to be fleeting.

A keepsake for your mind
and a hit to get you by.

But woven in between the lies
is the heart,
holding steadfast through its confusion.

Simplicity awaits,
offers a freedom at a heavy price.

For now, you taste so sweet.