You need to transcend that, she said
Perhaps out of desperation to sound like
Being someone with gravitas
Gravitas, a word of honor that echos long
And transcends those nasty little words
Like Fuck, I said
Like Fuck do you hear a person
But merely draw circles around your own
Image that now has left
My view in search of another sound

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Ann-Sophie Barwich

I smell for a living. No, really:

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