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Unresolved Friction

Naïla Bensaïfi


Will you hover over someone else?

I have been trying to concentrate on my being

Give me my laughs back

I, who need the reminder of their sound

Would like to bring them back to the surface

I have been drinking my tears to gain more days

I did not tell you about my head

Late at night, it needs support

Let me hear the words I need

You prioritize only those

Which satisfy your mouth

Then, I ask you to say them

To one who accepts their comfort

And will follow you far into their meaning


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