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the things we do

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the things we do

beat ourselves into
submission,
just to prove there’s further
that we can
progress,
lie to ourselves 
right back in the mirror,
just to show there’s someone
that we trust
less,
dare ourselves to jump off
bridges, off buildings, off
cliffs, as high as we can climb,
just to convince
our own doubting conscience
that there was never a reason to
try---
up the hill to push the rock
then let it come crushing down,
then throwing fists into the
hardness, just to **** all of our
knuckles 
up---
stab our own backs with knives,
just to keep us from ever feeling
safe,
slice every vain that pumps blood
in our bodies,
making sure no one gets to us first
to rape &
before obliteration gets the best of 
all,
theses are the things we do to
keep awake
before our
fall.

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