Questions of heartbeats

11 days from Christmas I found a bullet in my chest

others a blade.

thoughts of presents left my head

a little metal stone to be my last

Pain seeps through me

I hear my mother’s cry

her wracked form burning voice

 

why did he do this i wonder

what did i do——– my friends do

Why am i lying here on the classroom floor

my leg resting on a boy’s still left arm

 

why did he do this i wonder wonder

what did we ever do

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