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Poem: On Second Thought 

My lungs were once
jars filled with pretty petals,
words drenched in honey and
sprinkled with sugar crystals,
but somehow my tongue has
withered and my teeth taste
like sawdust, spewing bland
truths and now I suddenly
realize why we savor the lies.

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