then and now
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New Year's Eve, two thousand twelve. A night full of hope, joy, wonder, but I was all alone. My father, asleep, too angry to stay awake. My mother, drunk, too careless to remember her children.
Until I realized I was grown Bouncing down the convenience store aisle Pulling the sleeves of your shirt down over your shoulders in an effort to feel older and more grown up.