(x = space)

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You before Me

(for everyone)

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You’re in line

In front of me for friendship

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We’ve been here

For an age

And hear the hits,

One hit at a time,

Behind us

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To feel the hit

Anonymous

Then know by instinct

Now

(it’s how the world works)

To strike the person

Back of the head in front

Anonymous (we’ll

get away with it)

And then receive

The things,

What people say

We’re due

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In a line of greed

Even for an age,

Someone must turn first

To receive the slap

Looking into the face

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Then the forward movement

Stops and painless

Possibilities considered

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It’s risky

Being hit so hard

(regulations say each

must hit hard),

But all good things are chances;

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Life might end for me

Or in part,

Begin for you

And everyone

Ahead of you

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C L Couch

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Four Birds and Reflections

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