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composed between 15.00-15.16

On Your Way to Luxurious Grass

When I follow you into
the cheap city with
your legs wet wrapped
up in a skirt with
scorched & stretched
thighs we are
following our follies
we are not effective
like the animals
corpse maintanence
with the machine that
already has you
in its perpetual
claws see the time
it seems to take
to poke and yoddle

here is yr chicken
here is yr leg

mercy has
a double fisting

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