All around your island,   There's a barricade

 keeps out the danger, holds in the pain



Generous, to a fault

that is a phrase I heard from a friend of a friend

describing Janine


She meant it as a compliment,  I'm sure

not trying to be ironic about her nature:


overly patient with strangers,  

reclusive and distant with friends


the hours and money she spent with people she hardly knew

the phone calls and parties she ignored from friends 


At arm's reach - I used to think

but looking back now 

it wasn't even that close 





You got a heart so big,  it could crush this town

 And I can't hold out              forever

 Even walls fall                   down

italics-  Tom Petty-  Walls

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