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RIC S. BASTASA


don't you quit


boss,
don't you quit
loving

don't mind
the pain
i will take
over
this pumping
this beating

boss,
i am your heart
and stronger
than you think
when i was
first shattered
and broken

boss,
look, i have
no hands
look,
i heal myself
sooner
than you
think.

Submitted: Friday, December 12, 2008

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