He needs . . .

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Submitted: March 15, 2013

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Note: This is the correct version. Never post after 36 hours of no sleep - he tells himself.

He writes about death

because it keeps him alive:

like the beer keeps him hydrated

and the cigarettes force his lungs

to inhale

and exhale

in metred sympathy.

This ritual –

he calls it 'religion':

a faith

purely paradoxical

and pietistically obscene.


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