She has loved as many people

as I will ever even glance at

and I will spend my life playing catch-up.


She has known as many reasons to live

as I list now in my head

and she still drops them all every step.


She has caught as many eyes

as I dream about when I run out of sanity,

and I will spend my life running from her shadow.


She has stolen the ropes,

the connections I thought I was holding,

they love her hands and I will not lend them to her again.


I wish I was younger.


At least then she would have an excuse to be so much more.

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Written 6/14/17

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