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long distance by Davis Brown
 

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  • it can be so easy to get caught up in every little thing that happens around us.
    the relationships made and the future relationships to be made can seem so far and distant...so long distance
    the person who lives down the road
    the person who works on the floor above you
    the person who you share a quick glance of recognition with as you walk by them

    sometimes you have no idea who the person is, but you know you've seen them before
    sometimes you know who the person is, but you know they don't know who you are
    sometimes you both know who the other is, but yet neither of you know that the other knows
    sometimes you both know each other, but yet you still pass by without recognition of the other
    you're too caught up in you


    what brings you forth from your thorns, flower? why do you open up to the world around you and display your beauty?
    you humble yourself and reach out with color and sacrifice, and you do so not from some obligation to rule
    you are free
    you reach out to those coiled in distress, you create a lasting connection, an aroma that is worth remembering
    you bring forth a relationship that is not ashamed, not distracted
    it's in love and appreciation for another that you recognize the beauty of their color and their hue
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