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count the days
like a survivor
build a fire
on this life raft
hugging dirty rags

better it will be

wait it out
like a tied up dog
squirming in the sun
while
comfortable people laugh
inside
sipping liquid pride
bitter-hot
sweet-cold
jostling stares
snorting mares

hope comes along
hummingbirds wings
quick
blink

don't sink.

hope floats
write it in the sky
with your one-seater plane

i won't wave anymore
tired arms
hold tight
count days
count nights

from here 
to there

above the clouds
go you
not so beautiful, now
in a mechanical bird
fly away

i can swim
to shore.