A million times and still you never came

by Amy Turn Sharp


Like a robot I play one song over and over for a whole day sometimes.
Today the soundtrack to my small life is this song.

I think it was playing in the background the other night
innocent on the soundtrack of a movie
Wall street I think.

and it got inside of me
and it has not left yet

I think about the way I would lock myself in my room in 1989 and escape with headphones on my ears from the shallow little town and the walls all around me that threatened to cage me in.
That threatened to not let me fly.

I didn't realize it then
that even if you knew you could fly

you would someday
eventually have to make some wings.

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