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I asked my daughter if I should post this or was it nonsense. She suggested I post it because it’s nonsense 🙂

Bringing a gun into a house changes it
Even when it is not your gun
And not your house

Fingers snatch at your wrist
‘Don’t go in!’
A glimpse of join-the-dots red etches on your brain

You spin
And spin
And don’t recognise the screams as your own

Voices calling
Heartbeat stalling
Silence flutters down on the wings of crows

And now your past is just a lie and
Your future has been revoked
You wear your guilt like a hydrocolloid dressing as if you had pulled the trigger

Much later
You find a tooth embedded in the fireplace wall

That’s all.