many souls lost in this pitiful city,
silence before the storm he said whilst being busy.
just as everybody I caught myself wandering off,
no matter the countless amount of times I've found myself with him.
home, warmth and kindness at once only concern, is he?

fourteen; a decision was set upon home or damage?
home is what I chose thought I'd be free without any baggage.

fifteen; an evil queen for a mother but myself far away in another country,
you won't survive she said bluntly.

sixteen; as time flowed i learnt that everybody will be free on their own,
standing on two feet just my father and I, I felt too grown.

seventeen; lawyers, statements,broken family don't know how I still feel safe?
love was his answer and I was his believer.

Thank you for accepting me
my new city

~LC