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Oct 2012
As I lay here dying 
I look for a light 
I know that I'm trying 
My best effort to fight 
Away as the stars 
Of darkness bite 
Breathing is getting hard 
And I'm losing my sight 
Numbness swallows me 
Whole in the night 
All I can feel Is the stinging 
In my left eye but not my right 
Death drags his hands across 
My heaving throat 
I know my life is loss 
When I ebb as though I'm on a boat 
Regrets that I couldn't say goodbye 
Regrets that I'm leaving 
But I can't stop from dying 
Because death will know I'm cheating
Katlyn Orthman
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Katlyn Orthman  19/F/Minnesota
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