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Even Then

January 5, 2017
By Palindrome PLATINUM, Reedley, California
Palindrome PLATINUM, Reedley, California
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Favorite Quote:
"If there's a reason I'm still alive when so many have died, I'm willing to wait for it."
-Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

"Crazy people don't know they're crazy. They think they're getting saner."
-John Locke, Lost

In the middle of the street with cardboard armor,

On the side of the road in a newspaper jacket

And sleeping on a concrete bed


Or chained to a wall

To a bed or to a chair or

To a kaliedoscope of crystals across the ground

Catching the light and sparkling like the sun on the top of the ocean


What you see just before you drown


Even when seen through bars

Through reinforced glass

Or the darkness of night

Or the fog of the morning

Or over the barrel of your gun

Just across enemy lines


Even then

A heart will still beat

With the same rhythm as your own.

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