shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Thom Young

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women with knives in their eyes
some are wives
some used to be wives, lovers, ex-lovers,
pregnant, mistakes,
reasons for wars, deaths of men,
some almost deaths, and some dead
before death.
but they are survivors,
the mad ones, the ones too strong
until there's nothing left
then they give a little more.