You kicked and cracked

The ribs and the skull;

You sawed teeth in half,

Beat the spinal chord dull.

You sliced every toe

And severed each nerve,

For they clearly concluded

Their purposes served.

It pains me IT PAINS ME

To see friendship sinew

Left to rot with the flesh

Of a life we once knew.

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