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Alone here in this summer
The only man with eyes
Patently inert
Secretly alive
Concave steel and paint
Sharpened by the skies
Dangling from the sun
Falling through the tide
Messengers in water
Talk to me inside
Blinking in the absence
Tugging at the sides
Rain on concrete curves
Street lights make it shine
Everything perfection
Never even tried.

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