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This is not an illusion

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This is not an illusion

A fifteen year old boy
Wakes up in a warm 
After a night of hanging out with
“ I have school today”

A five minute drive away
A boy no older than
Awakes in a card board box
Smiling, thinking,
“I'm still alive.”

This is not an illusion.

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  1. Date: 6/3/2010 8:55:00 AM
    Wow, what a unique reminder of the things we take for granted.. Where it is treasured by others less fortunate.. ~ rgds WN

  1. Date: 5/19/2010 10:39:00 AM
    It meant so much to me to read your poetry today Reese. I hope each day takes you to greater heights in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/19/2010 10:11:00 AM
    A good read, thank you. Makes me think back to all the things I've taken for granted