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A Thin Yellow Line

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A Thin Yellow Line

you haven’t known cowardice 
until it races through you 
like diarrhea.

the whites of your eyes 
turning yellow with its taste 
as you swallow hard 
your own limitations.

with crap in your drawers 
crawling across bodies 
and severed limbs  
searching for sanctuary 
or salvation. 

until it dawns on you 
that cowardice is salvation 
at the best of times 

and fear is the sanctuary 
in which it lives…


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