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Tame

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cherry blossoms in black & white
cherry blossoms in black & white

you don’t need to tame me, because i already am

flip the switch

snap your fingers

and I’ll come a-runnin’

it is my nature to silence myself

snuff out my light

so you shine bright

This toxic trait, a shield

a broken record, Damascus steel

in the miasma of

my personal failings,

a display of / my fractured identity.

The detonation of authority…

and I Crawl Into Myself Again

Muttering under your breath / gets under my skin / and I / cower.

The daily bouts of casual anger

Pepper a bruised mind

Struggled tensions girdled by youth

Normal is as normal does

if I knew what that meant.

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