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Manifest Destiny

by Deanna Dellia 3 years ago in love poems

Manifest Destiny

I take off the spectacles

and I realize

the Emerald City

isn’t green at all

I see you

in the light of day

and I realize

you’re not the person

I thought I needed

to make me feel good about myself

I was asleep in the poppies

and the validation wasn’t worth it

I loved you last night

but I was dreaming

too far over the rainbow

Now

I just want to go

home

Someone please take me

home

- Manifest Destiny

love poems

Deanna Dellia

Deanna Dellia is an up and coming poet in New York. She is a psychotherapist, an educator, and an activist. Learn more about the poetry collection at intsagram.com/deannadelliapoetry and more about the author at instagram.com/deannadellia

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