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Poem 223 – Remember What You Did

Remember What You Did

Remember when you did that? 
When you bought a one-way ticket
to fly out west by yourself?
Remember stuffing your green 
backpack so full the seams whimpered?
Remember all the aloneness? How you
leaned into it? How it lifted the weight
of the planet off your shoulders as the
plane soared over the rockies? 
Remember how you needed to go
like going was a cure? Remember how
fear was too afraid to come near you?
How courage became your skin
so powerful a layer of your being
all you could do was love yourself?
When you rode your dreams like 
wild horses galloping across the 
grass-tufted horizons of knowing
who you were?

3 thoughts on “Poem 223 – Remember What You Did

  1. I remember

    On Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 11:51 AM VANESSA SHIELDS, writer wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” Remember What You Did Remember when you did > that? When you bought a one-way ticketto fly out west by yourself?Remember > stuffing your green backpack so full the seams whimpered?Remember all the > aloneness? How youleaned into it? How it lifted the weight” >

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