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Wanted to write
something positive
but it wasn’t there.

Even the pronouns
dissolved in the air.
Not possible today.

The mind couldn’t
connect with what
the heart could no

longer touch. How
did the gap become
so wide?

Become a road that
could no longer be
traveled?

Become a bridge that
couldn’t be crossed?
Or, become a time

and place where
there were no words
left and being out

of touch had become
so literal?

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alslaff

Poet, Writer, US Army (Retired)

I dreamed of writing when I was a youngster. The love of books and writing may have helped to dull the pain of severe sexual abuse as I was sexually abused by two men at my father’s place of work from age 8 to 12 or so. I learned about this for the first time when I was 50 years old. So, as a boy, reading was the only place I had to go to. My fantasy world was better and safer than my real world. I loved reading and writing.
Reading books and writing poetry are a joy to me still and are an important part of my life. (See my About Me page on my blog for the complete profile.)

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