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Peek

Are you afraid?
I am.
I can see your heart
beat
inside me.
I can see your life
flicker
on the screen.
But I don’t know how it ends.

Do you already know
this place, this bed, this room, this light?
Do you already know
who you are, who I am, who to be?

Do you know that no one
not one, not ever, nothing, never, no,
not like you.

There is nothing to say,
no words, no name, no lullaby,
not yet.
There is only one sound, one word, one you
inside me.

© Maria Haskins, 2015

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This poem can be found in my book ‘Cuts & Collected Poems 1989 – 2015’.

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