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Aug 2018
Her mouth sits agape,
Shallowly wafting stale, dank air.
Each breath drifts down to her lap,
Resting there in a sour cloud.
It reeks of dead fish and swamp mud.
And her middle is drowned in feelings of despair
Which seep sluggishly through the chambers of her heart.
The drunken reflux stains her linen blackβ€”
Black as the bottom of some lifeless lake.

She rises from her place at the edge of her bed
Wading through her sorrowβ€”
Through her own viscous thoughts...
She does this
With what little spirit she can muster.

It is the last of what she once possessed.
Written by
Natalie  17/Non-binary
     ---, Ilion gray and NC
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