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Tranquility Just Fits Better

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Tranquility Just Fits Better

I am the eldest of six. Same mother, but none of us have the same father.  My two older brothers ran away from home, and I was here raising my three younger siblings, twin brothers and a little sister. At the time, I was 11. Mom was home at times, but never really home. Jonny, her boyfriend would give her drugs, and alcohol, and that brought her all the joy in the world. Meanwhile, we were simply a distraction. Jonny lived down the block from us and was brothers with our ‘landlord’. Each morning before getting mom, Jonny would drop...

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