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Lakeside view

You wore autumn hair

When the sun shone bright

And went into mourning

Before summertime’s end


A lakeside view


Wreathed in nicotine

Trying habits on for size

The final pack can be crushed and thrown

Long before the tar takes hold


A lakeside view


Youthful faith in different ways

A test of courage to stay

Stood out from the crowd

Needing care to escape

Future pantomimes


A lakeside view


Remember purple and smoke

As black fades

To uniform grey

A time before nostalgia

Is when you are truly Yourself


A lakeside view

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