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You Don't Have To -SideStory-The next morning, Kyle awoke to the smell of a delicious breakfast. The wonderful aroma succeeded in dragging him to the kitchen before he even realized he was out of bed. He found Akil cooking various breakfast foods. He wiped the corner of his mouth, hoping he wasn't drooling. Then it suddenly dawned on him that his injured guest was cooking for him, when it really should be the other way around.
"Akil," he said sleepily. "You really don't have to cook for me. In fact, I should be cooking for you!"
The Egyptian merely stared at him for a few moments before proceeding to flip a pancake.
"Um, not a morning person?"
Again, no answer.
"Why are you up so early cooking then?"
There was long silence before Akil simply replied, "Because I am supposed to."
Kyle blinked a couple times, his still groggy brain taking longer than normal to register the sentence.
"Oh," he understood finally. "You mean where you live.. Well, while you're here, you don't have to cook if you don't want
IowaIf you visit Iowa,
you'll call her fields empty,
but she wasn't born that way.
A part of her was carved out
when she was ripped between Virginia
and the purple mountains of New Mexico.
Her gold hair, she tore it out when she realized
it didn't make her a princess.
She laid her locks strung along every road
leading somewhere else.
White hairs on her cheeks
are scars from winter.
Her hair darkens with the dampness
of summer rains.
The storms are never silent,
but neither is life when there's a tear
in your childhood where
a parent ought to be.
I've been flooded by Iowa's sorrow.
The only way I can distract her from her own voided landscape
is if I hate myself harder than she cries.
She just wants to fly
and I want to bus or train,
not because I fear death, but because
I want to take living slow.
It's the only way I ever feel.
From the air it's hard to watch Earth's hips move.
But Earth can't compare to the country.
That's my girl.
Full grown even when harvesting season's j
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