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Jan 2013
each broken bone in my body
has repaired itself reinforced

rock and lead

compassion coiled tightly
around a clenched fist
because giving yourself
to anybody who asks
and getting ******* back
can weigh you down

and every lie
each one of them
sang to me
bore my second mutation
calloused skin,
toughened heart

reinforced and fossilized

even though I mention your names,
for the first time in my life
I am writing
about myself
Janelle Flora Viser
Written by
Janelle Flora Viser
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