Coin Toss

By Louisa Perry-Picciotto, TIWP Student

Two sides of the same coin 
Heads or tails 
Heads hidden when tails is called 
Tails retreats when heads is beckoned 
Tossed into the air 
Flipping for the eyes in the crowds
Surrounded by the whispers 
Left by the shadows 
Of the words to come 
Flipping for the yells of the past
The distant person 
Once called to life 
Lost in the lines of our history 
Flipping for the voice in our heads
Yet to belong to ourselves 
Overcome with the desire 
To fit into the square box 
Flipping 
For reasons
That make the coin fall 

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