mikayla anne

by Mitchell McDonough

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**for my sister who has gotten me this far**


She wore our dad's jacket when she wanted to touch the stars.
She'd stand on her tiptoes and swear to me that it's not that far.
I remember the constellations.
I remember everything.
I remember the cadence of your mouth quivering
It was 40 degrees in Northwest Texas and we were shivering.

I always admired how your smile on Sunday nights
didn't disappear into the morning;
you're beautiful and dignified.
I look up to your compassion,
I don't think I ever told you that.
Maybe when I get home we can argue again about the thermostat.
I'll support you all across the world if you promise to give me a map.

There's thousands of miles out there,
yet we grew up just inches apart.
I'm smiling while I write this,
I hope you're smiling wherever you are,
because you deserve it, because you're worth it.
you are.


released December 10, 2015
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recorded on my phone sometime in november

happy birthday :)



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Mitchell McDonough Plano, Texas

I play guitar and sing in Cheap Haircuts, this is where I post demos and other fun stuff.

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