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  • Libby...
    lovely Libby with tired eyes
    perky perked up
    medicated
    with assurance
    knowing what she speaks
    Libby smiles
    says casually...

    it's not a death wish
    it's a life wish
    I want to feel today
    I'll want to cut today..

    today after crazy camp
    camp crazy
    I'll want to do it when I get home
    I'll want to do it
    take the razor
    control the pain
    feel the pain
    decide how deep to sink it and when to drag or slice
    and when to pull it out

    there's satisfaction in the color
    the flow the splatter
    when all the cuts hurt just right
    sometimes it's hard to stop
    and a camper asked...
    would painting with red
    red
    blood red help?
    and we all leaned in to hear lovely Libby answer....
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