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silence, silence
wake up
choke hold
gasping, flailing
future aborted
tired, wasted
on the gurney
lungs collapsed
soul at peace
well, maybe
heart attack
burst in chest

broken, broken
system failure
blind rage
smash, kill, burn
shit storm comes
built it up like
a raging fire
and rain it down

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