Christopher Woods

stay

when we are all here
we are far from the world
where anything can happen

when we are here
we breathe each other's breath
touch what binds us

if we leave all this
we could be lost
might be doomed

so we stay for now
but we are growing
larger than we once were

we are running out of blanket
our limbs reach out to sky
to roads that lead away

best to stay if we can
better to stay asleep
dream of being small again.

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