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“Desperation” Free Verse Poem

Your jaws clamp around your kin, 

mauling him limb from limb. 

You hear his whimpers.

His screams of fear. 

His fight from desperation.


Desperation, you know it well. 

In fact, You are the desperation;

you will do anything to survive.

But for How long? 

Do you know? 

Can you even think about it?


So you ask yourself:

is it worth it?

Were you worth it?

Was he?

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