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Lethal Emotions

I can feel them, my emotions
They are just below the surface
Bubbling and boiling
Ready to emerge, and it scares me

There's too many --
They are mixing together
Into a lethal cocktail
Ready to snuff me out

I feel like a piece of crystal
Having been dropped
Tiny fractures covering my soul
If one lets go -- it's over

I'm holding my breath
And trying to stay still
Hoping it passes
And leaves me whole

It's too dark in here
What have I done?
I shouldn't have opened that door
It was easier with it shut

Lori Moore


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