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by Wick Fields


If I could reach back in time

And grab my own arm

Say, at the age of 23 or so

I'd do it

I'd seize it and I'd whisper in my own ear

Something like "Don't be so frightened.

The tide rolls back , be cool."

Then I'd look myself in the eye

And wait for one of us to blink.

Two ragged kings, haunted by the other.

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