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intent upon using words
not to sever the air 
between us
with the brutality
of a brandished tongue
a lavish assortment
of steps taken
upon the battle ground
as intent as you are
to shield and block
unmoved by my words
when they are true
words of value
as of yet devised
without a blade
unbled like my soul
left devoured by the disease
with little leeches 
from my experience
holding me back
with a restrained patience