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When I looked in the mirror,

I saw him and I jumped.

He wrapped his broad fingers around my neck

and against the wall my head bumped.

I lay there, searching and clinging to the peace

of warm blood rolling down my cheek.

Vision blurred, a figure towered over me.

I could just about make out his wide smirk,

for this was the ending he so did seek.

I close my eyes and smile too, for I am on a beach,

the sand beneath my skin

and the waves brushing over my feet

I can taste the saltiness washing away my

bitterness. Exhale; at long last

the demons have been beat.

The ending he wanted.

The ending we both wanted.


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