Poem: Ebb and Flow

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Ebb and Flow Keep to the edges.Avoid the middle.Words to live byuntil the world pushesand calls me out.Fighting, kicking,screaming inside,they’ll never know.Beaten,I smile a smilethat doesn’t reach my eyes,always wonderingif anybody seesthe truthas I swimthrough the crowdto the safetyof a window,looking out,longing for the freedomI never feltbut missall the same. BTF 20-JAN-2021