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Cockroach Heart | A Poem by Cattail Jester

She gave them all, standing,
practicing kindnesses.

She gave them words to fill
their mouths.

Warmth to fill their dented and bashed homes.

They gave her a cockroach corpse, tossed through the air at high

Small token of appreciation they found on the floor.

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