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Twenty years ago, she was raped.
His dense body moved like a rattlesnake.
Her body, a tangerine seed,
Visible and wedged underneath his stench.

His dense body moved like a rattlesnake.
The walls once white turned avocado green.
Visible and wedged underneath his stench,
if only she had stopped breathing.

The walls once white turned avocado green.
Sore and heavy, she rose to the ceiling,
if only she had stopped breathing.
Two decades later, she fell to the ground.

Sore and heavy, she rose to the ceiling.
She inhaled a brief escape.
Two decades later, she fell to the ground,
now ready to leap.

She inhaled a brief escape.
Her body, like a tangerine seed,
now ready to leap.
Twenty years ago, she was raped.

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