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Fourteen

2012

"When reality is lost

I can't see myself in front of you

When I'm in hospital

I walk the halls looking for you

When the police are at the door

I know I'm gonna wake up sore

When you visit half past four

I can see your age more and more

I will be serene for you

I will be redeemed for you

I will be pristine for you

I will be fourteen for you

If I was a weight upon your back

would you still carry me your gentle way?

If I threw you off your track?

would you stay behind with me another day?

When compulsions are resistant

to all reason, all medication

When I fall prey to hallucination

I'll still be here inside your painting

I will be serene for you

I will be redeemed for you

I will be pristine for you

I will be fourteen for you

know when I'm a stranger

my sentiment never changes

I know my eyes are vacant

but please remember me here inside your painting

know when I'm a stranger

my sentiment never changes

I know my eyes are vacant

but please remember me here inside your painting

please remember me here inside your painting"

- "Fourteen" (2012) by Kelly Alexandra Hoff

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