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[…ii…] ~ (Steel In The Eye Of A Viper)


(~S~P~A~S~M~)

I struggle… attempt a scream… my jaw wont move…
My sample of a mandible fracture sears pain through my spine,
I am caught like a contortionist in a locked box.
(I hear the trickle)
(I hear the crackle)
There IS a fire… (and that isn't sweat)
It IS petrol leaking across my face…

Fuel leaks across me, finding my eye,
-~(I…..~W~R~E~N~C~H~…...)~-
I yank the metal out of my face,
My flesh is drooping across my chest,
I am bleeding intensely, and liquid is oozing into me too.
(I hear the crackle)

-~(I…..~W~R~I~T~H~E~…...)~-
I turn myself upright.
I am vertical once more.
Door jammed.
Fire.
Heat.
Sweat.And.Fuel.
Blood.Sweat.AND.Fuel.
They leak into my eyes.
Like steel they settle upon my iris.

I SCREAM> I TEAR> I GOUGE>
I THROW MYSELF ABOUT MY DISMANTLED FAMILY
I CRY> I SHED> I PUNCH> I KICK> I…I…

I give up hope…

I settle back into the leaking wreckage of eyes… jaw bones and flesh.
I settle back in the puddle of converged fluids.
I settle back into hopelessness, and death.

I settle back… and the vehicle detonates.
My family and I scatter across the road…





…I am still alive.

I lay limp across the road, sealing my wounds with tar,
I am burnt,
I am gouged,
I am split open.

I have something in one of my eyes. I cant see out of it.
It's no longer receptive… it wont move…
It is pinned in place.

Like my mandible bone… somewhere locked against the rear passenger seat.

I can't move a muscle.

My sister lies about five feet ahead of me.
(EXPLOSION) must have caused her arm to become relocated.
Because she no longer had possession of it.

She lies there.
Both eyes wide open… staring. Helplessly. Hopelessly.
Her chest still coiled round the steel girder.

I can't watch her…
But I can't take my eyes off her.

I can't keep my eyes open much longer.

Blood (RRRRUUUUNNNSSS)
Like fluid flesh dripping across me.

I am running dry,
Soon to see the cyan up close.

A new life.
A new life in the sky.

I lose consciousness.

The End

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