You and Me


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As soon as I was born,

He was there.
He begged to have a place, 
Inside me…
His frail demeanour,
Earned my love, and
Earned him an abode.

He grew up,
Surreptitiously,
Nourishing himself 
From my blood, 
My dreams, my emotions.
Like a shadow,
Adhering to me, always.

And, then, one day
The pay-off happened.
He devoured me. Whole.
But, dear Death, 
Now, homeless, you too!
As your abode
Ceases to exist.

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