Exchanging blue for green,
Cross-hatched lilac blooms caught in the breeze.
Palm on palm connections and the violent turbulence in between.
Regrets birthed out of a need to be seen.
When hearing isn't enough and the sign language has lost its empathy.
Mountains covered in rolling foliage -missing footnotes and appendices on end pages that were bent, crisp,
Worn down to their seams.

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