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It ends.
It begins.
Life on 13 pages... who wins?
Don't feel.
Don't think or blink,
before you know, it's all over, and goodbye.

Figure out,
what's all left...
what's all right from decade's mess.
Gavel's grovel,
so make it brief,
'cause time's pleasure is displeased with long hellos.

The passersby,
outside closed doors,
wooden chairs and desks and walls and wooden floors.
Creaks that break
dead silent stares
that loom and dart and absent mindedly prepare...

...for 13 pages
of my life

...read aloud
for all to hear

...lifted high
for all to see

...then torn four ways to satisfy both greed and pain.