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Issue # 6 January 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Tainely Perez

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Whip Lash

When I was born and you held me in your hands,
I wonder if you stood there to understand:
That I am a part of you and it's time to be a man
Or did you decide to become that for most of my life,
Then on the last few years become a monster in disguise.
You taught me the "role of men,"
To kick around wives,
To drink, cheat, lie...
Swing your manly arms so hard as if I was made to die.
Was it me you saw when I fell on the floor
Or was it the face of a man who tried to rob you poor?