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Executioner Did you see it, this moment? A droplet of time, brighter than blood: It hung in midair, like a glass, Knocked over by a careless hand-- Fooling the viewer into thinking There is a way to save it, Stop its fall, keep it whole. But one can only cry out in dismay As it shatters, grenade-like and indiscreet, Shredding the fabric of reality around it, The contents of which is lost, splashed Like wine Or blood. Did you miss it, then? The sudden exhalation And look of surprise on a dead man's face That says he had expected Just one more breath.
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