Florida to California/California to Florida, by Caroline Bell

Florida to California

California to Florida

Where my home and heart reside

My blood lies in Florida

My life lies in California

Flew across the country to be in sunny Florida

Drove through the rain with the humidity to reach my destiny

I walked through the doors, heart feeling heavy

I walked and looked until my eyes locked with my mommy

She looked like me, she talked like me, she even walked like me

California, Florida, life and blood

Tears were shed

Hearts made full

Fear of loss pulling my heart

Fear of being tossed away just like before

Now even though she swore nothing would be like before

I still lay awake at night with fear of losing my birth mommy once more.


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