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the poison escapes
& the saturation
of oxygen
takes my blood's shape,
restoring life occupied
by a miscalculated mistake.

electrolytes & adrenaline
intravenously dripped & injected
are replacing what i
voluntarily rejected
at speeds that question
if angels roam the earth.
they're waiting for a confession,
probably an apology or two,
now that they think that
they're reducing the hurt.

poised on the couch
& my mind is working against
the interrogation.
time makes a fool of them
& the silence is better
as a teacher
than any explanation.

"it's always been this way,"
i manage to stammer,
"for as long as i
can possibly remember."
that doesn't satisfy
the minutes it's costing
& who can afford this
but i think i'm paying
with my sanity, dignity,
civility, fragility,
& all that's aching.

but what if
i had pushed a little deeper
climbed a little steeper
tried a little more
to finish what i began -
would i still be stripped bare
& forced to cave in
to their demands?

i've grown weary of
right & wrong &
as much as i'd like the strength,
why would you like me to
hold on?
drained.
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smallsincerities Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello, 
I recently used your title here: papernation.deviantart.com/art…, in a title poem. I've given you credit and linked you.

Thank you :heart:
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:iconsetmyworldintomotion:
thank you. <3
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smallsincerities Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love your title, thank you! :tighthug:
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:iconsetmyworldintomotion:
you're welcome. :heart:
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admirer4022 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the rhyming in this!!! I get to write like that from time to time and it is always amazing. the flow is eloquent and the content is so ethereal and yet so gritty. this gets a favorite
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setmyworldintomotion Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
thank you very much. (:
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admirer4022 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
utterly deserved. greatness should be recognized
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Silencedbook9 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Writer
Need a hug? 
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:iconsetmyworldintomotion:
that's exactly what you said in your last comment, & you gave me a hug. greatly appreciated. d:
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Silencedbook9 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Writer
*hugs you again* No problem. Just tell me when you need to stop giving you hugs again. I seem to have a problem with that. 
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