no wonder I'm starved in stamina
and no wonder people think I'm 'lunatick...
and sore vexed'
I am awake and dreading death
in the throes of someone's nightmare or
at the hands of the accustomed mob
whose need for peace is laid aside
to exercise the ignored substrata
our lusts cannot subsume
peace quite off the table
and I get the nothing that is peace
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