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Jun 2018
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Reprieve
            Reprieve­
Reprieve
           Reprieve
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Life is so precious
when you're the one who's taking it.
I took the life of your friend
Again, again, again.
I'm contracted to take the hit
I know that makes no difference.
The lives you hold so very near
I'll take them from you dear.
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Why can't
            my mind
find its
     ease?
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I know the position you're in.
I was not born into this.
A hit was placed on my family and friends
to recruit my obedience.
I pretend to be normal
until my contract is signed
and the clever, chaotic side
unleashes on its next sacrifice.
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Reprieve
      Rep­rieve
Reprieve
      Reprieve
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There is no way to say this
I'm a killer who warps the meaning of justice.
I'll die alone in a ditch
and laugh at my own hopelessness.
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I laugh
   at my
own mind's
     unease
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Reprieve!
­Reprieve?
There's no reprieve!
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Laugh!
Laugh!
Lau­gh with me!
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© Tatiana
I got bored and started writing a character who works as a hitman and is losing their mind, ya know, the normal stuff. And this poem is from that character's perspective.
Tatiana
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Tatiana  24/F/in a lighthouse
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