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you drifted out
then came back again
the same old smile
the same old friend

children now
aligned at the hip
husband too
a clever fit

but for you
as time sets in
are you now happy
and peaceful within

or do you still struggle
for what might have been
had the line been cast further
had the grass turned green

the heat burned your thongs
in the distance once again
watering afar
searching for your bent

or were you merely wandering
till evening fell once more
when you could finally escape
the mundane day to day
dreaming of a paradise
that never came your way