i can't touch you she said you never let me learn

you never want me around she said

in leaving a window cracked open. rhymes obsolete

stretched skin ugly scars. distended flesh

angry raw red faded white hidden blue

stained pillowcase. a morning no one remembers

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i can't have you around she said you never sleep

you never eat you don't do anything she said

and left a door unlocked. hang winterfresh

angry heart still tired. maroon skyline

everything done wrong set in concrete gray

bound anything. something i can give up

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i can't look at you she said you never let me live

you never stop popping pills she said

but spill a plastic embryo. strange infinite

climb ladders sleep not. hundred twenty

six peace nothing but the best for you

hard syllables. how do you get going