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Give me a spacetime

so you say “the lake”
so I know
to meet you in winter

when it’s frozen
beneath (us
holding hands).

Give me a spacetime

so you say “this bed”
so I know
to come when your family’s

gone, silence all
around (us
holding our self tight).

Give me a spacetime.

You say “L5”
and I know

to look up at the sky

waiting for the light
of a future station
to reach (me
still holding my breath).

Give that to me here. Give

that to me