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Along merciless sidewalks
Mind assaulted by unseen demons
The damage tangible
Dignity and desire
Evaporate like sweat in the sweltering heat
It’s simply a question of survival
Passersby avert their eyes nervously
Flickers of humanity doused by fear
Could I fall this far?
Permitting the thought to drop
Down the street grate
With their secrets
And their cigarette butts.