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lying on the pavement
unconsciousunconscious
she's not breathing &
her heart flatlined -

ems was called hours
ago & sirens haven't
arrived at the scene

he made a getaway
in his magenta vw
beetle & the police
are justsounaware

there's black smoke
in the distance &
flames on the horizon

but i can't help but
wonder if it's just a
mirage

it's too late for cpr
& she's cold - stiff -
just a cadaver &
(still beautiful)

butterflies caress her
hollow veins & (i know)
she breathes within
the afterlife

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