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We are the dead
We are the dead
We are the dead
I look left, I see death
My right is in conversation with 
Behind me, the falling steps of 
death I hear
In converse, I see the rotten teeth 
of death
stain with the blood of its victims

We are the dead, this is the mantra 
in my heart
No scientific inquiries have an 
answer to this age old oppressor
No matter how holy, sly and careful 
we try to please him
We are the dead

There is no heaven in the hospital
It is the headquarters of death
The environment is vulnerable
It is like cuddling up with death
The doctors die, judges die, 
executioners die and everybody 
We are all guilty and indebted to 
this prowling predator.
We are the dead
We are the dead
We are the dead.


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