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Killing The Past

I knew you were coming,
  as I walked across the cell
  still in chains

I knew you were crying,
  as the guard called out three times
  announcing your name

Your silence was deafening,
  as my final meal
  was delivered at last

The time intensifying,
  the markings on the wall
  —killing the past

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2015)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on December 12, 2018

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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