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It begins inside

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It begins inside

It begins inside
with the refusal to be
a machine.

It begins inside
with the refusal to recognize
the beat you play.

It begins with a frown. And a shrug.

And a turning away
To a voice
kinder and sweeter
than the
rasping rattling, redolent 
of your empty threats.

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