Gary Tier

I Never Knew Myself

When I was born there was blinding terror
Cast out from the warm world in which I floated
I would have felt I had made a terrible error
But I never knew myself back then.

When I was young the days were crystalline and bright
I played on the mossy slopes of a stream and danced on the head of a pin
And I never once gave a thought to the coming night
But I never knew myself back then

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