The Crossroads

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Apple or pear
Maze of life
Game of fear
Fork in the road
North or South
Lies the next episode

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The Progression

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Step forward to think back
See more to realise the best

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The Mermaids

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Mermaids forget
But they do remember
Smiles and traps
They can’t recall
But carved behind their eyes
Are faces and hunters
Mermaids forget
But they do remember
Not every instance
But every person
Their heads keep everyone
They might seem mindless
They might seem oblivious
But they do know
They do remember

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The Elephants

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Elephants don’t forget
They don’t forget
Faces and smiles
Hunters and traps
No they don’t forget
They don’t forget
Fool them once
Shame on you
Fool them twice
Shame on them
Elephants don’t forget
Not a person
Not an instance
Everything
Their heads keep everything
They might be quiet
They might be silent
But they know
They know

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The Doll

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Button eyes
Stitched mouth
Stuffed monkey over her shoulder
Anytime, anywhere
But the doll can never tell her
The doll can never tell her
Yesterday
Trauma
Monkey stuffed with regrets
Regrets and suffers
But the doll can never tell her
The doll can never tell her
Million words but still no drama
A thousand conversations that never happen
The doll holds her past
She holds the doll
But the doll can never tell her
The doll can never tell her

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