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November 17, 2017
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He holds my bleeding arm


"do it" he says


I resist.


He cuts my arm again


"do it" he growls, his voice fulled with venom


I will resist.


Cuts slice my body in pain


"do it" he yells, all patience gone 




I am in pain.


I am hurt.


I will relent.


I will not .


I am weaking.


My reslove is breaking.


Fire burns through me as another gash opens up, deeper this time.


"do it, join me"


I break.


I can not fight any longer.


I take the easy option.


"okay..." i just barely breath out through the pain


"Welcome to society darling" he says as


 a chain attaches to my limp ankle


 and im put into a cage.




I have joined him.


I have done it.


I am now a member of society


I am free, in my cage


I can move, where my chains allow


Every day, i panit myself to reflect others


And others paint themselves to reflect me


but now i am nothing.


I am gone.


I reflect nothing.


Others reflect nothing.


We are reflecting nothing.


Surely now that i have lost everything of importance


and gained everything of unimportance


Am now ready to join society.


I have joined society.


I am society.







"do it" I say


She will not resist me


I slice her arm


"do it" i snear into her ear


Pain washes over her young face


She must not resist me


She is weak


"do it "


The blade cuts deeper this time.


She has given up.


"okay..." she breaths in painfully


I clamp a chain around her limp ankle


And close her into her new cage.


"welcome to society darling" i say as i hand her


A bucket of paint,


A pair of scissors,


A distorted mirror,


And incomprehensible ideals.


Just as the permanent locks click into place


I walk away


I have won


I am society


And youre my next victim. 

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