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After the drum beats of severance,

A second where the soft things scream-

Butterfly wings rip from metallic seams,

Crocheted blankets feel the scissor blade,

Breath’s surface blisters into a sigh.

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Shiny blue beads

Strung on silver thread

Swing around your neck

Like bits of icy barbed wire.

Bright pink nails

Glare like laser beams

As they point out

Microscopic imperfections.

Your subtle attempts at softness

Shatter with each harsh step

Of your pointed

High heeled shoes.