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Updated: Dec 10, 2020

What one does not say

Echoes within

Builds like amplifier feedback

And comes out changed

What such a one as I

Swallow in retraction

To nurse and perfect

Till silence owns me

How long have I avoided you


You who lingers upon my tongue

And finger tips

Who I know but shush

So no consequences face me

Oppressed by fear

Pressurized by need

Building in anxiety

As good things distort

And all for the sake

Of an irrefutable retort

Here is to public failure

In a dangerous world

That has been and will

Continue to bleed

And be bled

And here is to my place in it

Despite what I may not know

Despite what I may not be

For I must use these breaths

Until they leave me

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