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October 15, 2017

listen 

 

since i last left you i’ve been considering

your question re: letters and leaving them

[unsent]

you don’t need this letter to know me.

 

maybe

i need 

to write it 

to know 

 

me.

 

i. exile

 

remember?

 

left me in the city to run through the desert

tribe unfettered

self-exile

self-realization

listen to your self

who else will?

 

meanwhile,

 

my only mirror in Manhattan was your mouth

without self-affirmation i was only a partial quotation,

 

all my songs turned false starts 

warped into howls.

 

ii. isolation

 

are you you

without your fam?

 

who am i

if i’m not defined

by the people for whom

i perform?

 

iii. truth

 

the truth is,

 

whatever you believe the truth is,

 

the truth is whatever most people believe the truth is.

 

 

 

the truth is,

 

what lasts

 

 

 

--SAPH

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