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You & I

"It's brilliant, 

the way your eyes twitch 

when I look at you. 

As if 

you believe that I believe

in the fake nonchalance 

that you try to portray. 

You and I, 

we're nothing less than

the silent murmurs of the birds in the morning, 

and the invisible presence of bats at night. 

We're real, always; 

but only for ourselves. 

We have nothing to lose, 

you and I.

You don't see

the night hiding itself

from the longing heart of the owl, 

do you?


-Tanvi Jain


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