Let it all happen to you

Do not be afraid of pain,

There is a reason you were built like a house,

This body has a foundation,

It has doors, there are windows in your eyes,

Curtains behind your ears,

Steel rods jammed into your spine,

your clay hands are for warding off windstorms,

You are built to withstand hurricanes,

So, my dear, do not be afraid of pain,

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Tram 83

So, I was reading Fiston Mujila’s Tram 83,

And a line caught my eye on page thirty-three,

That’s a lie I wanted that line to rhyme,

It was actually on page fourteen,

Yet unlike my fake rhyme that chimes like a wedding bell in a cemetery,

That line was truer than the joy a loner finds in solitary,

You are probably wondering what the line was,

So, I will tell you before I drop rhymes that are far worse,

The line was this: “They were two life forms adrift in a city that had become a state by the force of Kalashnikovs”,

That line was so sharp it caught my eye like a shiny new razor,

So, I bled onto that fourteenth page,

Like I am bleeding onto this stage,

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