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My Own George Ella Lyon


I am from late night walks And the unsupervised From dim streetlights And little compromise I am from my brother’s scars And my mother’s worries From her father’s glass And her mother’s fury I am from where seas meet land And death is timely From where stars meet sky And black is nightly I am from barb wire And white picket fences From in-between And heavy consequences I am from nowhere And everywhere From under and above From daydreams and nightmares Built from tough love

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