the one who said
you were a fucking coward
if you weren't prepared to die for
your country

the one who said
you were a fucking faggot
and then you tell her about the time
you were pinned to the ground
with someone's foot
on your throat

you tell her why you have
no use for god

why your childhood dreams were
always about falling down
bottomless wells or being trapped
inside burning houses

you tell her why it
doesn't bother you that you have
no friends
and she turns away

nobody ever really wants the truth

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