somewhere on our block

somewhere on our block
within earshot,
an apartment’s
smoke alarm has been
triggered –
a recurring three
long beeps
into our slumber.
the strain presses
against my heart
like the time we
shared a scoop
of bruster’s pistachio
ice cream in the
parking lot, and
we couldn’t escape
the intermittent pain
.
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