past the shoreline
past the horizon
but still not far enough

the luxurious lies, the decadent digressions;
just paddles for a sinking ship

living was never an option;
the levee broke
and cement filled the cracks in the silver linings

do you trust completely anymore?
remember with nostalgia?
feel with totality?
love with truth?

you used to be a shell of yourself
now I don’t even recognize you
a million faces and not one of them is yours

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