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  • Preparing, for the verbal assault to begin
    like a lumber jack cutting away at the tree, I start to tumble, lose my balance and cave in
    collapsing in on myself, I cannot speak, like a little girl hiding under her duvet to block out the sound of thunder
    Leave me alone!
    I cannot speak the truth my heart so wants me to tell, I am a coward, I am silent
    so knock me down and I’ll just stay there
    waiting like a little girl for someone to rescue me
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