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exorcism
unknown

there are no marks of bravery,
 1
no shrapnel pieces
 2
or exit wounds
 3
no amputations
 4
or deformities.
 5
only persistent memories
 6
that run around inside
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like ghosts or refugees
 8
without identification
 9
untranslatable
 10
resistant to
 11
medication
 12
alcohol or electricity.
 13
sometimes i remind myself
 14
a gun shot has a
 15
100 per cent success rate.
 16
other times i lie on my bed
 17
my woman on top of me
 18
in a trance
 19
exorcising demons
 20
each of us moaning for different reasons
 21
to explode.
 22




IED

21 Mar 19


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Refreshingly tight,
Prefer screaming to moaning
and 'to explode' rather than 'as I'
but kudos2u
 — unknown

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