What are Words but Useless Actions

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Living speculations curtail apologies,
Thus it’s better to define loneliness
As consequential
Not circumstantial.

I am studying the outlines
Of these phantom limbs-
Imagining boundaries containing
Where I touched her once:
Atop bed sheets, because insecurities
Felt trivial
And we agreed that happiness
Was a dime store purchase.

Such romantic contemplation
Blankets how it really was.

Forgiveness no longer obliges.

And so I apologize to empty bed sheets,
The silence acknowledging that heavy words
Are full of genuine significance
And nothing else.

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