“I am rolled up sleeves and dirty hands
from a day spent working, I am
gentle fingers, tender across your cheek.
I am annoying optimism, the belief
that things can, and will, always get
better; I am dark days where my sun
cannot seem to rise.
I am worn shoes from wandering
and the hibernation in my own home,
the reluctance to leave. Coins,
we are coins, and I one too,
two sides sharing the same
metal. ”

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