de novo

stay close
i won’t escape

was it on display
while i slumber
trapped
under the gaze
of recovery

did you fear
what i exhibited
in your presence

uncharacteristic
of my own free will
to shudder

i felt it
in my veins
outside
without me
looking in

my arms
extending
pummeling
wild

my legs
shattering
bluntly
against

chemical imbalance
the residue of fatigue
under my eyes

you brought me back
to my body
my reign
held back

finally
under my control

until the night
beckons it again

i hope
your touch
cures
once more

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