Kiss It All Away

I crumble under the weight of your wings
as you leap from the balcony and find that you’re only human
and the two of us fall.

There are gods burning in the fire place
painfully smiling through bruised lips
I’ve got runs in my hose from their fingernails; they need us, too.

What a disappointment it was to discover
that you still have one foot stuck in the real world
and it’s the foot that counts.

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