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Prisoner's Dream
4/27/2021

Prisoner’s Dream

The realization strikes

at the onset of your departure.

Never knowing fully

or even beginning to understand

How much I really needed you.

In the deepest aspects of who I am

I search for glimpses of your memory

I hold the evanescence fragments.

To feel

for just a moment

the illusion of your presence.

Oh, how I miss the days

when we were one.

Through youth and war

you were my companion.

In abstract, I knew I couldn't live without you.

In action, I lived like I despised you.

And in your absence I am a phantom.

Forget me not against the current of time

As I fan an ember of your hope

believing that somehow you will return

And the burn and sorrow of your loss

Will be quelled in the ocean

of your freedom.

 

by William Segura 

 

 

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