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November 27, 2009

 

my fingernails are ripping out

scratching along the wall

the weight of responsibility

drags me downward

the precipice looms

 

and you

so carefree up above

with your heels on my shoulder

have no clue that destruction

waits to claim its next victim

 


 

Notes on being father

 


My Fingernails are Ripping Out
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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