purple liquid poison on brown wooden surface
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Hand over eyes                        She gets up and sees

Arms resting on                        The bottle

The floor                                  Covered in blood

She chokes on                          Bile and vomit

Dried blood                              Leaking onto her skin

As her                                      Small hands grip it

Father sits                                 Splayed out

On the sofa,                              Legs up and hands around another

Chugging back the                  Bottle full of

Poison                                      Tainted memories

That spreads                             And continues to grow

Through                                   No restraint from

His                                           Lack of control and

Blood like                                Paint soon splatters on the floor like

A virus                                                 A disease


And she is his cure.