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States of Existence


by Jerry Ratch


 

I've fallen beside the sunrise 
I've fallen beside the sunset 
As well and died 

 

I see your face in the shadows under clouds 

I see your face everywhere 

And I haven't even tried 

 

But there you are 

You're everywhere I look 

Even when I'm not looking 

 

I've cried out in the daylight 

I've cried out in the night 

I've cried out when I've lied 

 

I once was dead inside 

But you came alive instead 

I could have died 

 

But I didn't 

I lived 

I outlived the night 

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