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Self Righteous Destruction

I shake
hands clenched tight
I can feel my bones grind
nails leave bloody tears trickling down my palms
a stigmata of my inability to emote
the way you tell me I should
 
as if your way is the only way
I pace
my teeth gnashing
chewing it to pulp
jaw shakes
 
later as I cruise through the laneways
and back-alleys
lights of other cars reflect
back those things I hold to
 
hiding where you can't see
because your disgust is as palpable
as hatred†
 
I swallow down thick lumps of shame
move forward
try to find a way through the agony
the helpless
eating away at the snake that swallowed me  
until I can digest
where it went wrong  
and why you believe I can't grieve this way
 
And I say
What the fuck would you know
because my pain  
tastes like a noose
tastes like a blade
tastes like blood pouring from an open wound
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