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nautical mile

stripped of your conventions                             

                                               and stripped of your pretty white frock
                                               the sailors smiled knowing smiles
you were forced to be alone
wail alone, aloud, a long, long time
before the kindly mariner came
                                               he grabbed you by the wrist
                                               and dragged you to safe harbor
                                               safe was the word that hung upon your lips
                                               like salt water and
the intentions of strangers
they are always kinder than you think
                                               until they ask your name
                                               Mary Anne, don't believe the lies

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