..hollow..

words recede.

our upbringing denounces us.

i stand in the garden, a glimpse

of the bat out late. early here.

now i am hollow.

he said that swimming can be dull,

i prefer calm.

we hide from nothing in particular,

distance becomes us.

near cuckoo woods,

the hollow i sat as a child.

empty dry ditches.

sbm.

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