The Tank

As breaths slow

he takes a moment to look in the mirror,

there he sees the person

that he's been looking for a long time.

Love for what he saw bubbled inside him.

Their memories played through his mind

like someone hit the rewind button.

Especially the times he felt embarrassed.

the embarrassment was nothing now.

He was complete.

Everyone swimming around him told him

to grow up or move on.

The community shunned him for their love

but he didn't care,

love like this is hard to find.

With his last breaths

he shouted his love with pride.

Loud enough for the whole community to hear,

then suddenly it stops,

he can breathe again...

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