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The stars align against us. Lines of force/ collaborate to push us off the edge/ into the dark abyss we’ve joked about.

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Remember to Sing

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“Not all the birds are to be trusted, and there are other spies more evil than they are.” —J.R.R.Tolkien This may well be your own about time to walk out that comfortable front door forever. Nothing will ever …

After the Poison

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"ain't hardly got a lick o' crabs today"


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death like the lobby of a hotel/ you were just leaving/ or a well-lit room/ you could enter at will/ better than beauty

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Part 1: Childhood and Adolescence

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This account is the best my memory can manage. All of the episodes I’ve had and the psychiatric medications I have tried have taken their toll on my ability to recount. I will include all of the ugly things I would rather not admit.