you grew as i did, splitting and reproducing reproducing and splitting from a dot came eyes, ears – we were one. i fold and unfold unfold and fold the small unworn clothes, held together with tiny buttons and snaps. nights, i slip away and pace pace and slip away the rift is too wide, no way to reach you. my empty belly sags, arms ache for your warmth, breath against my chest – exhale and inhale inhale and exhale. a mobile hangs, music trapped inside, a lullaby that goes unheard by your ears as sleep kisses each eyelid shut – ssshhh. days come, i close the blinds i close the blinds and hide away.