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Source: Olga Leticia

Forgive Me for Existing

a slumped backpack
swollen with filthy clothes and
cans of tepid beans and soup

smudged gloves
parchment fingers and palms
fumbling with a greasy guitar

stained teeth
calcified pockmarks
rancid feet, plastered, caked in grime

numerous split ends
terse coffee-breath
fuming past chapped lips

unkempt
disheveled
reeking of sweat

these morose puddles of mud
sopping slip and gravel
drilling a conscientious hole in the ground

it doesn’t always rain
but I always hear footsteps

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