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Island

 

So long island.

You were the only

Land I had,

But I only

Knew part of you.

I can see that now

Floating away from you.

 

You were everything,

The whole thing,

But I didn’t see you,

And you could have

Been anything I needed,

Anything

I wanted.

 

I understand that now,

As the wind booms above me,

The sun sets,

And you shrink into a painful sky.




Dean Baltesson