Tiburon

I never saw it in this light, not until I read it again a decade later

–The Old Man and the Sea

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He was bright in the sun

Formidable being that I’d make myself

Live up to his expectations

To claim it as mine

Even with sufferings, I did not admit

We sometimes chase life

To the edge of the sea

Only to discover that the trip back

Would bear no resemblance

Of the hope we’ve seen

 

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