Abandoned by all that was once familiar,
shattered by the deception of calculated lies,
torn, by the dissolution of a friendship,
and the realizations that progressively lead
to disillusion, freedom, and renewal.
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A flight to sanctuary, two thousand miles away
from everything I knew that seemed to be real;
yet, was proved eventually under scrutiny
to be a house constructed of playing cards.
A seemingly random shuffle dealt a new hand,
that offered a perspective unimagined on the frontier
of a land, unexplored, ripe with potential and possibility.