you gave it to me

I thought it was the moon, but
    it was a lamplight.
I thought you were behind me,
    but that was a movement.
I thought I was saved, but
    that was the radio.
I thought your voice broke, but
that time it was my spine.

I thought I knew who you were, but
    I was wrong.
I thought I dreamed about you, but
    it was a shiny serpent on a stick.
I thought I experienced the supernatural, but
    it was a massive ringing in my ears.
I thought you would say incredible, but
    you shrugged in hollow joy.

I thought you would eat the apple
    and you did –

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