power of myth

stories told over ages

power of kith & kin

leaving me to wonder

which world

am I living in?

this blood has not been

thicker than water

nobody rescued me

from the rising tide

no arms stretched across

our family divides

& I remember being told

no man is an island

I didn’t know then

when I stayed apart

I was building up the strength

to live through the breaking of hearts

& now I am my longest relationship

the only person I have ever known

kept walking kept going

when everybody else

had flown

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