I dreamt of freedom last night,
It unexpectedly came like the Ghost of Hamlet.
The three years I had left turned into mere days because of some unknown reason,
This pending reality put me in a haze.
“Chill out,” my friend Kah offered as an encouragement,
“I’m cool, I’m alright,” … a lie I tried to hold hostage.
Its sweetness fueled my sputtering heart,
A frightening fable told from the start.
I tried to make sense of this sudden change,
But it scared me so much that I wanted to yell and complain.
Freedom was calling me, Jonathan,
And its caressing tone had me take a step back, saying, “Wait!—I…”
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