Broken Will

Broken Will

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My will is half-broken.
I am crawling for the door,
a piece in each hand,
four-legged and shifting
beneath the alarm’s laser lights,
wondering if
I could
just
lie
down
here
and
breathe
real
quiet
and
slow,
would you all let me stay.

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