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Old 07-30-2019, 11:11 PM   #1
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Knife Sharking

It's playing on the television in the common room now
I can't look
It's too frightening
The sharks
How could I have known
That they were just four boys with fins on their backs

Over on the counter the day's newspaper lies...
I daren't read the headline
Lest I learn how I got here

Now, the catatonic one, she reaches for my hand as our walking speeds align
She must think I'm here to lead her through those doors
Those doors... The other side of which familiar faces are already

You learn the trick of this place after a while
Keys open certain doors
And the key to opening the door to the special, secret, semi-private shower room is this I learned this morning: you ask.

Just less than a handful of us now get to use it
There's Katya, Melvin, Rosie
Tomorrow will make five
I'll let Laurie know to ask

Apparently, though, I'm not yet ready to go through the door to the courtyard.

That'll be a wonderful day when it comes
To let actual sun rays shine upon me again

Melvin's part of the gang that gets to go out there
He's a pro at this already
It'd do me good to listen carefully when he's dispensing advice in my direction I reckon

Just now a commotion down the corridor
Speak of the devil, Melvin has gone and smashed his head into the glass framed thing on the wall that he prays to several times each day
Not safety glass
They're stitching him up now
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