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Sleep with me.

We’ve talked ceaselessly since we met but I haven’t even asked your name - though after The Nuclear Desolation names have no value. Sleep with me.

I found a river to wash in yesterday. Now my skin is peeling. But not numb, not like the rest of me. Touch me.

I’ve forgotten how touching feels.

We’ve shared our bitter berries. Mine, purple. Yours, red. Lie with me.

The cold, lonely night is coming. Tell me you need me to be warm, and I’ll tell you I need to keep you warm. Lie with me and sleep with me.

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    Kate Gowers almost 5 years ago

    Wooden ships, on the water very free...

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    Drew Martyn almost 5 years ago

    Hmm. Don't understand that one Kate...

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    Rodindeadpan almost 5 years ago

    Say, can I have some of your purple berries?

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    Drew Martyn almost 5 years ago

    You're very welcome take as many as you want. But be careful of the black ones! ;)

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    Drew Martyn almost 5 years ago

    Hey Katie, just googled it! Very appropriate, yes :)

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    Horrorshow almost 5 years ago

    Very, very haunting and sad. Loved it, Drew.

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    Drew Martyn almost 5 years ago

    Thanks Horrorshow :)

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    Kate Gowers almost 5 years ago

    Rodin got it, and your drabble very much reminded me of that song. Nice one!

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    Drew Martyn almost 5 years ago

    Thanks Kate, I liked the song too, I cant believe I've not heard this before, its v good :)

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    Drew Martyn almost 5 years ago

    Haha you probably have an insight into their backgrounds Samantha. Thanks for the comment, it's always appreciated.

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    D.M. over 4 years ago

    Very haunting! (I need a Drew Martyn Day, to read from the very beginning.
    A marathon!)

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