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You’ve Raised Me

I don’t hear the words coming out of your mouth
but the tone that breaks from your throat tell me
I’ve hurt you in more ways than one.

I apologize for none

You get what you watered
and I’m your poison ivy

Have you ever bothered to think that I’d grow my thorns,
elongate my stem, and wrap it around your neck?

You listen to my words not knowing I am slowly puncturing your lungs
taking your breath away

with what

you’ve

grown

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