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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,


I wanted.


I understand that now,

As the wind booms above me,

The sun sets,

And you shrink into a painful sky.

Dean Baltesson