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What was I thinking?

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By johnhmaloney   |   Watch
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Published: August 29, 2018
Caught unawares
and unable to deal
with a foolish illusion
that I thought was real.
A lapse in composure,
a loss of control.
A lifelong anomaly
taking its toll.
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RJBG's avatar
Great work!
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*hugs you very very tight* There, there, I'm here <3 
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