new year's reflection

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I cannot leave. There are chains, I think. My hands are bound behind my back.   Realization flips on completely, But it does nothing to hinder the chains.  Resolve flickers off.
Fireworks and champagne to bring in the year, graduates excited because finally college is near. Summer jobs and working long days, isn't easy as a full time student writing 10 essays.
I put the tape  in the VCR last night, watched years flash by in reverse,  watched it all come undone then I flicked out the tape  looked at the black box of memories  and stories 
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