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you were buzzing

near my window

confused by the glass

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he tried to swat you

twice

with his wife’s magazine

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‘it’s ok’

I tried feebly

‘it’ll find the open door’

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(it’s no threat

I inwardly affirmed

and you’re a bully)

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ignoring me

he squashed you dead

with a satisfying smear

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‘well done you!’

cooed a woman

sat close to the open door

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where he stood

and shrugged

your corpse onto the pavement

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my mind wanted numbers –

how much bigger was he

than you had been?

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(I’ll google it later

– wasp vs man –

but 1000x and more for sure)

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turning to stare

through unnatural glass

with hot eyes

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I saw life

too wild for him alone to swat aside

too wide for me alone to protect