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June 20, 2023


Carlton Dossou

Like a shadow
You only appear when the sun shines
When it rains
Where do you disappear to?

Take me back in time
Back to a time when we were so close
Rewind the clock to when I was dreaming of being 6ft
Not having to distance myself 6ft from you
Truthfully there’s way more distance between us now
We used to be inseparable
Like Siamese twins we were attached at the hip
When did you get surgically removed?

You were my brother for life
My brotha from another motha
Now you’re just a catchy song from 2011
Cuz you’re just somebody that I used to know
What happened to us?

I can never figure that out
But I hope you doin good
Still got mad love for you
That’ll never change
Hopefully one day
We can link up, sit back, and reminisce on all the good times we had
And then hopefully make some more

“My name is Carlton Dossou (Yes I can do the “Carlton”). Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I'm the founder of the nonprofit @wegotnextla_, and when I’m not doing that, I’m chasing my longtime passion for poetry. One that I’d hidden for too long, but now pursuing it at full speed! Hoping to put out a book of my own soon!!”

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