that So Cal
"crushed by the weight of a troubled fate"
Ouch, I know what that can be like...
Anyway, nice to come back and read things I can relate to. I liked your wordplay (made me do a double-take) and the overall mood. To me, it didn't seem all that sad, but more sorry and nostalgic, as if there's more to the story.
Thanks for sharing.
There is power in the pen.