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Shotgun Heart (Samuel Jones-Bastrop, LA)


Pellets fly,
And I
Clamp my eyes,
When you shoot your shotgun heart.
The birds cry,
As I
Grip my side,
Because you shot me with your shotgun heart.
I struggle to breathe,
When I
Sink to my knees,
While you reload your shotgun heart.
As you finish me off,
It's not blood that I cough.
It's the Jaded Me that I bleed.

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