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he sleeps like he keeps forgetting to wake up
a memory jogged with arms folded and soft breaths
and eyelids cracked like pavement
solid heavy dark
the silence of waiting for awareness to sink in 
like weight beneath him
with the world lifting him up
because he’s not ready to bear it
himself, reality a dream returned
reluctant every morning