I hear you in the dark. I hear you in the forest
and underwater. I hear you dream. I hear your mouth
telling me lies, and I don’t care, wolf.
I don’t care, crow.
It sounds like an ugly bird
crying. A dark beast trying to walk
silently. Creep up on me. I’m an animal
too. If I saw you drowning
I would watch you curious
and afraid, until you were dead.
I think you are offering your mouth to me,
I think it is warm and sweet, but I won’t take it.
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