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Little world, full of scars and gashes, ripened with

Little world, full of scars and gashes, ripened with another’s pain,
Your flowers feed on carrion–so do your birds;
Men feed on each other because you taught them life was cheap,
Flowing from your endless womb without pain or understanding.
No midwife caresses your flesh or bathes clean your progeny,
Life spurts from you, little world,
and you regard it with disdain.
Only bruised men sense your cruelty,
men whose life has lost its meaning.

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