cut into the shape of a heart

all day a crunchy crust feeling
on my cheeks/eyeballs
most likely allergies
but maybe sadness too
_______
how i say
i still want to share family with you
and it is so true
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the ball of plastic wrap
(just smaller than a kickball)
that i dropkick to sarah
and she in her barefeet and apron
dropkicks back
how it fills us with laughter
with lightness
after a long day of good hard work
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a note on the pillow
cut into the shape of a heart
that says
you are precious to me