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The sky is full of lightning
and the sound is coming in.
You’re alone, pulling weeds
up from the ground.
There is micah in the roots:
gold glitter clinging to the thread—
it’s terrifying to realize
anything all at once,
as the first drop of rain to touch
makes you realize it is raining.