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“Keep the change,” he tells his waitress.

She has the right to breathe for the first time today.

They’re both making their beds and changing the world.

“Leave me alone,” he tells his sister.

She wonders if it’s wiser to surrender after all.

They’re both on their own, doing something immortal.

“Walk me out,” he tells his daughter.

She seems happy today because she actually is.

And whatever is making her that better keep at it, he says.

And, hey, whatever he says goes.

I write poetry, prose, and personal pieces. All images are mine unless indicated otherwise. Feel free to leave feedback on my work anytime; I hope you enjoy.

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