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NATASHA DENNERSTEIN

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wound

 

you get cut real bad
your hands fly
to your chest
in an operatic gesture
to staunch the flow
but it’s leaking out
it’s oozing out
dripping down
you’re losing
a lot of blood
your pressure drops
you feel faint
and drop
in peripheral shutdown
only enough to maintain
your central organs
not enough
even for that
you quiver
like a sparrow
and stop

 

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