An old earring
lays abandoned
and I refuse to pick it up

No longer jumping
nor spirited
with forgotten replies

If you have crashed
braking hard
“we’re free to fly
the crimson skies”

Closed arms
hands released
Love poured
dribbled onto the floor

Cynical about water
thirsty, and I’m alone and
its only love
at its worst or best

Published by Adam

For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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