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Abused, neglected, forgotten,

Tossed aside by an ignorant society

Shambling along dim lit streets,

Scrounging for spare scraps,

We are strays with no true name

Rarely have our hearts known love,

Not a drop to be found

In the crimson rain that falls

Barely have our minds known solace,

Lost in the harsh wind

Of an unforgiving pitch black night

Every day is a struggle to survive

Strays we may be, but together,

We can band together as a family,

A pack to wander these desolate streets,

To protect one another

Beating hearts conjoined,

We are no longer hopeless strays

© 22 February 2020, by Haley Scully

I recently finished watching Season 3 of the Bungou Stray Dogs anime, which focuses on three organizations working to maintain balance in Yokohama, Japan. All the main characters are based off of well-known writers, including Osamu Dazai and Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald. These characters even have special abilities based off their real life counterparts. It’s a really fun, unique anime, and I’d highly recommend it, especially if you’re interested in the literary world. It also inspired this piece!

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