2271: A definition of loneliness

A definition of loneliness?
When I feed on left scents

& exhale less [holding in] –
not manducate in haste’s

ways – not consume what
scraps she bestrew in my

rooms – a floating stain – I
will breathe a leftover in –

my abridged history of air
as debris – she visits again

to scatter perfume’s traits
between her seated place

& mine – I’ll recall drops &
drapes as a cloak surface

of her swept suggestions –
I will not wipe those faces

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