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Her eyes belonged to infinity

Friday, 5 September 2014

"Don't fuck with me or I will hurt you."
Her voice was grey green
like the bruises
the rain leaves on a forest floor

She pressed the tip
of her home made shank
my trachea
just beside my oesophagus
until butterfly kisses of blood
tattooed my collar

I could grasp
only a snapshot of her face
through the corner of my right eye
it was cratered and indistinct
as if it were a facet of the moon
glimpsed by a Victorian astronomer

"I want"
she corrected herself
"I need you to give me all your money"
her voice was
etched with
first day at school
"I won't" I whispered
"I will fucking kill you then"
she replied
her breathing
shallow, rapid
her knife digging further
into my throat
until I could hear
my blood beg her to desist
"then fucking kill me" I replied
"my life has been defined
by a series of threats
and yours is just one more"

She hesitated
then took a step backwards
and dropped the blade

She was no more than 15
but her eyes belonged
to infinity
"You remind me of my father" she said 

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