Thinner Than Water

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Vintage Publishing
DNA isn't the only bond

Submitted: October 18, 2018

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Blood is thicker than water, as the saying goes,

I personally disagree, DNA isn’t the only bond.

Just cause we’re related, doesn’t mean we’re family,

This how I really feel, don’t just dismiss it casually.

 

You can’t choose your bloodline, that’s predetermined,

I can choose my family, based on our relationships.

It’s about who’s gonna heal you, when you’re hurting,

Who’s willing to die for you, and who are you willing to die for?

 

Not a dismissal of my blood, don’t misinterpret the message,

My mother and my sister are my world, everything I do is for them.

The Crew is part of my family too, the brothers that I never had,

We’re tight just like skinny jeans, we share an unbreakable bond.

 

Doesn’t matter how far we go, even to different corners of the globe,

Strong connection with Google Fiber, we’re never really that far apart.

Doesn’t matter when we met, whether in high school or head start,

I can’t imagine myself with anyone else, not even in my fucking dreams.

 

Graduation Day; first of June 2015, we all wore the same red gown,

Walking across that stage, then staying up all night at Safe and Sane.

Drove to IHOP at seven in the morning, in pain from an ankle sprain,

Took a photograph with my memory, so I’d never forget that moment.

 

We all went our separate ways, for like two or three years,

October 2017, Fresh Prince, life got flipped and turned upside down.

Depression, anxiety, poverty; I had nothing and I had nobody,

Our magnetic properties, eventually drew us back to each other.

 

We go together like California droughts and summer wildfires,

Use caution when around us, high voltage in these broken wires.

Reaching maximum entropy, blowing up like it’s Nagasaki,

Turn a utopian city to a dystopian wasteland, like a damn tsunami.

 

No blood relationship, no we don’t share any fucking DNA,

They’re still my family, the brothers that I always wanted.

Feelings mutual, they’re riding for me, they’d die for me,

Worst comes to worst, we’ve got each others backs.

 

You can’t choose your bloodline, that’s predetermined,

I can choose my family, based on our relationships.

It’s about who’s gonna heal you, when you’re hurting,

Who’s willing to die for you, and who are you willing to die for?

 


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