Poem: Brit Leaving

Friends keep thinking it'll be different elsewhere.

Brit Leaving

He left the island of Empire,
to see a hunk of what they’d lost
Islands of home and mind,
too small to hold the dreams
And now he’s left the States
and Europe too, for another Island

This one a continent and perhaps
large enough for dreaming yet
The girls of Manchester left behind
San Francisco, Perth, a few in Prague
Wondering where the crooked grin
has fled and how and why

This is a man of leaving
A life work for some
Poetry Collection: Corner of My Mind
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Jim Freeman's
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