24.

It is not that I don’t love England dearly –
more so now than when I was landlocked
more so than when I was quite near dead
but there is something in a sunset
in palm trees and tangled power lines
can you imagine leaving endless summer
for visible breath and muddied waters
dearest England is my dearest prison
enclosed, chained – it is warm and yet
my summer ended as I left LAX
to work, to adulthood – my dearest desire
will always be just to run

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