Confusion in Underground Clouds

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Sour Soul

With breath like camphor,

something rotten inside her -

a spot of black faded to white at the edges

spread across her lungs

and wove through her senses.

A disease of the soul,

a spirit turned black

twisted her heart tossed

into the widening cracks

of a cage white like bone, but

stained yellow from smoke.

Blistering blood

from multiple strokes,

she's left numb and strangled

over laughter

like skin that is peeled

in strips

from the lashings of tongues

parting a red sea of lips.

In a cage white like bone

stained yellow from smoke.

Blistering blood

from multiple strokes,

left numb and strangled

over laughter

like skin that is peeled

in strips

from the lashings of tongues parting

a red sea of lips

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