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Because You Helped To Become Well

Because you helped me to become well…
My days aren't spent watching other people's clouds,
My own breath comes up, swelling the breeze—
Lifting the Robin and the Blue Jay,
Rustling wings that replaced fear's greed.

Because you helped me to become well…
Cousin Pain doesn't visit like he used to-
Teaching me in dry, hot strokes to mind
How I lisped, bent and borrowed remembrance in a pill.

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