I was 22
And I knew
There is no reconciliation
And so I dove
Into the black abyss
Not knowing where I was headed
But knowing I did not want
I emerged on the other side
Dancing radiant
Living in the Light
And so
I tried again
And again
With my newfound strength
And resilience
Only to discover
Two decades later
There is no reconciliation

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