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by Nevada Kerr

It's crucial that I go first
There's a worm inside my pie
Plagued by an urgent thirst
To milk and bilk and bribe

Barren and grim-visaged
Quivering with rage
Dauntless in camouflage
With both feet in the grave

She trips me up and sucks me in
And takes me for a ride
Rupturing the truth within
And blinding my good eye

Ensuring me my money's worth
Of her dirt cheap stock in trade
Her sticky fingers in every purse
Like a newborn guzzling babe

They call her no such thing by day
Extracting claw by night
The dark abyss who has her way
As I moan and groan and bite

Written by © Raven Drake
December 15, 2005.

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