I touched the walls of my elementary school today.
So much time gone by?
Bricks and lessons worn, but feeling strong as ever.
I see the dirt path in the hill where we played and slid.
Into the painful lessons of fate.
Invisible to others.
Racing down the halls breaking the rules.
Falling through the window of my classroom door.
Scars now a less sensitive reminder.
I can't go back.
I can't go in.
Did we ever leave?
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Published online: February 01, 2023
Accepted: January 30, 2023
Received: January 30, 2023
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