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Relief
2/17/2021

I stare down the pavement, 
watching heat-waves dance upon the road as a ghostly aura. 
Sweat drips across my naked skin, it drains from my face, 
finding my burning eyes, adding a sting to the pain. 
I dare not blink. 
I can't breath. 
My mouth is dry as bones on desert sand. I don't move, not even
sure that I can. 
My body aches as the sun beams against it
-a star's unyielding light piercing through flesh. 
I want to scream, or maybe shed a tear, yet I'm unable. 
There's nothing else around, I'm sealed to the scorching path ahead; 
It is absolute, it is lonesome, and it seems to stretch on forever.

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