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Trill


If I had been an upstanding citizen,

doing right by the law,

sublimating vices

into an obsessive collection

of designer housewares,

I would have had a sweetheart in high school.

I would have married him,

created a life before I could live my own.

Landed a government job

to pay for medication

to sleep avoiding

dreams left stranded.



I wouldn't be trill.

I couldn't be ill.

I'm not killing it yet,

but I'm plotting the murder.



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