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Setbacks

pexels-photo-29859Setbacks are
seeing
you
as imperfect
and perfect
at the same time
broken
polished
beautiful
shining
decayed
my image of you is painful
holding onto it
is painful
wishing
for other events
to have occurred
instead
of painful
setbacks are imagining
you
here
or that you were here
when I was there
and why wasn’t I here
when you were there
setbacks are your words
the ones I use to guide me
they remind me
of you
forever
of you

Wherever Lloyd Gaines Be

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the laws that
held us back
created us
is
what
I thought
and then
I released
myself
for a moment
into a dimensionless field
and felt
the rays on
my back
the field overgrown
the wetness
slipping through
my toes
and emboldened me
to run
faster and farther away
to a place
that held me tighter than
this
this ugliness
this disgustingness
that field of nothingness
those words of
forgetfulness
remembering nothing of
the family kind
familiar foods
and laughs
hysterical things
wondrous
in the moment
helping this
destroying this
mean things
said and unsaid
quick to banish
life itself
the laws that held
us
back created us
and then I thought again
in another time
paths
would cross
more interestingly
more daringly
as if hung out to dry
we would
just try
a little something
different
and
remember then
the forgotten things that
gave us
life
to begin
with
that
would be
just be
anything
but really
nothing more
than
love