Anarchy behind your eyes
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I would be your pearlescent shell,
Sunlight illuminating within the gloom.
The brightness of a bulb on tired, sensitive corneas.
Anarchy behind your eyes.
Longing to be taken from this lifetime.
A thick cloud of gloves save you from hurtling toward your goal.
Holding you, safely, resistant.
Until time is darkness.
Hide yourself within me,
Storms swirl, a deep grey cloud descends Acidic and cold.
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