I gathered all the tumbleweeds

and let them scratch me

I cuddle them
until they don't think
I'm soft anymore

when they start
to run away
I pull them by the hair.

the root.

the throat.

the wrist.

was only made so you
could wrap your hands
which were only made
so you could stop me
from gathering you
any more than I
have to.

but I gather you

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