four eyes

by Charlotte Amelia

i think we could
write a story together
something with a touch
of magic
a smidge of sadness
and we’d find words
for the unspeakable,
those moments when
time vibrates and
the universe heaves
a mighty sigh
when your eyes settle in
the dark
and the stars come into focus
i think we could write those words
your handwriting overlapping mine
crossing out sentences
adding new ones
i have so many stories to tell
but they all feel half finished
designed to be put together by
two people
instead of one
which is why, i think
in a tatty notebook with a
broken spine
you could write your words
and i could write mine
and scrawled in margins
would be a thousand endings
and we would only need to choose
one
so –
help me,
tell this story,
would you?

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