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New Beginning

November 6, 2016

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The past is never dead. It’s not even past.
William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun

Need to find a new job
A new city
A new wife
Gotta get away
From my dumpster fire life

There’s no new beginning
The past is never gone
There’s no place to hide
From everything you’ve done

Gonna dye my hair
Change the that way I dress
Start talking
With an accent
To escape this mess

There’s nowhere to go
The future isn’t new
It’s built on the past
And everything you do

I need a new name
And a new history
I can be anybody
As long as
It ain’t me

There’s no new beginning
The past is never gone
There’s no place to hide
From everything you’ve done

by Richard W. Bray