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Leprosy

Pronounced unclean.
Seven days of quarantine.
Handed a blessing.
A holy leper.
Spotted and pussing.
I feel much better.
Priestly diagnosis.
Under the weather.
I can't stay focused.
I'm not that clever.

This disease is killing me.
Cleanse me now.
Cleanse my unrighteousness.
Save me from darkness.
Send me the other way.
Turn that fucking cheek.
Don't lead me astray.
I'm getting so weak.

What does the 'oh holy one' 
say?
What does he want to do?
Let's read this chapter.
Why won't he help you?

Unholy beast looking for help.
The voodoo and magic.
That will bring cure.
Die by the sword.
Talk about fear.
The master, the lord.
Chant it with cheer.
What have I done?
Why am I here?

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