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Lines Owed Out

Posted in quatorzain by maggie on 2009/04/29

(Besides, you shouldn't let her take the wheel
when she's been drinking.  Let her sleep it off
herself, alone.)  (Besides, some skin won't heal

unless it's cauterized.  Ignore the itch,
it's not infected, not contagious.  Let
her sleep it off herself, alone.)  (Besides,

don't try to read too much into her cough
attacks.  Just spot the girl a cigarette,
yah, bleeding heartache, isn't love a bitch.

She hears you.  Let her sleep it off herself,
alone.)  (Besides, the buzz her kiss provides
is plagiarized, is not one of her own.

Her poison's stale, a year beyond its shelf-
life.  Let her sleep it off herself, alone.)

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