all that you forgot
when you were chained to this language

Forget guardrails and gloves
Remember, if you desire,
the directions with which we get lost
and the hands with which we feel our way back

Forget blemish and phlegm
Remember orange soda
and the shape of her knees

Forget the untold sickness
Remember the cure of laughter
- Remember painful laughter, bordering on fright

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