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Don’t you Hate that Brother? We can’t just give it back. Nevermind let’s not go back to history let’s start

anew

I saw you there with your girlfriend weren’t you on the news?

and her black eye

Here let me rip it for you tear her layers from your bone yours is so thick just wait okay now use the sharp end of that stone you know the one you used to beat that man with or I mean stick or go back home to fondle another prostitute with your tiny “little prick!” she used to call you There now are you mad enough now take a knife pierce it through just don’t cut the vein or maybe let a little drain her life not mine which of which is even me or you or her that’s why we have to peel from the bone I’ll do the rest like I always do Just go back to snorting cocaine like you always do and I’ll go back to this way that way always wondering who I am or what to do with all this fucking skin I keep pulling from me you

Wait! Come back!

I

need help

with all these layers that look like her covered in fur red or reddish I can’t remember back before she said she wished her kids both of us were dead or never born, better to her strangers without mouths or ears or her eyes without skin so she wouldn’t have to see herself or someone else she could’ve been but never was nor could be like us just unknown free if that’s what you want to call her us me but I just keep trying on new skin so maybe she will win and die and this will all end beginning without beatings and terrors like the beast she is or was to us all those years or just a few that you remember I never stop pulling at it but she just regrows, so

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Apeiron Review | Summer 2015  

The summer issue of Apeiron Review, a Philadelphia-based literary magazine, is ready for you and a glass of your favorite beverage. Cool off...

Apeiron Review | Summer 2015  

The summer issue of Apeiron Review, a Philadelphia-based literary magazine, is ready for you and a glass of your favorite beverage. Cool off...