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Is it time?

Is there a moment that never was now?

Is it time you think
to hear the rattling wheels
speed as the oozing body
thrashes about?
Is there a moment sweeter than now?

Is it time you think
to watch the lancet's shining point
draw out – in one quick stroke –
a shining crimson tide?
Is it time, lest resolve turn infirm?

Is it time you think
to drain in one gulp, dissolved —
that white-grey powder of deliverance?
is it the violent moment of truth?

Is it time you think
to pull tight and feel
rough coir against smooth neck?
Is it now time, for bonds to loosen?

Is it time?

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