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Saltwater salvation

Saltwater salvation

 

I watch the waves turn

With differing force

Here there

And everywhere

 

My inner monologue— forever going

Pauses for a moment

As the ocean casts its spell upon me

 A glittering stream of blue and green— gleaming and glowing

 

For a moment I wonder

If I should make the choice to be submerged

To stop

And allow my body to feel colder

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I surrender

I surrender

 

By day we fight

By night we fight

Constantly battling

Trying to stay strong

Trying to keep things right

 

As the struggle continues 

We try not to complain

We take on the suffering 

We take on the pain

 

We know we must continue

As the storm carries on

To pretend we feel tough

When we are truly forlorn

 

It's true in this journey

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I want to live in a retirement village

I want to live in a retirement village

 

I want to live in a retirement village

So I can reside in an elderly community

Affordable living, disability access, a garden gnome

And endless opportunity

 

Oh the dream, to have a little unit 

Purpose built for practicality

Close to a park and the local shops

What wonderful amenity

 

I want my big event of the day

To...

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My trauma sees your trauma

My trauma sees your trauma

 

We are only skin deep

While we don't know the heavy stuff about each other

One stranger to another stranger

To cross that line

Can bring connection 

But with that, vulnerability and perceived danger

 

I want to take that step with you

But I'm afraid of what it might stir up

It may bring us closer together

Albeit, it might just trigge...

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