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killing the baby
is the easiest thing

the dividing line
winning and losing

and teenage girls smile
at the thought of
or maybe just the ones
who haven't been
broken yet

and the walls i build
are as fragile 
as peace

as futile as politics

even here
even now
with the factories on fire
and the sun just a
ghostwhite blur in a
grey sky

and the women in
the fields
taste like far

their children are missing
their husbands have been
shot dead trying to

their silence
is the loudest thing

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