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I could tell you it doesn’t hurt, but

that’s a lie. Still, I choose

to dive into what’s frozen,

 

entering the cold with no armor.

Naked and alone. I could tell you

I want you to join me,

 

and that is partially true.

After the shock, the shudder,

the clench, we can stretch

 

our limbs on a warm flat rock

and let the sun write its blushing graffiti

across our skin.

 

It is not our toughness

that will save us here, but

our curiosity.

 

Let us not come for answers,

and if we find some, let’s not

fill our pockets. Let’s toss them

 

like stones into the lake,

and let’s not dive in after them

no matter how strong we are,

 

no matter how deep

the water, no matter

how clear.

 

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