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Mental Chatter

It is difficult to be alone

With the sounds of my thoughts


They are deafening

Continuous screaming


Only happy when inducing fear

They thrive on shame.


I like it in the woods

Left to my own devices

The leaves and the birds talking


My only master is the sun:

Life bringer and destroyer of worlds


But not ours

Not yet.


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