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hiding in febrile shade
A place of contempt
Where every doorway contains permanent shadows
Paper memorials and decaying flowers
line streets honoring the innocent
and the incessant
Time flows freely for some
like the needle they stick in their arm
For others, time stands still
As still as the torrential
surrounding them at
Decadence plays the part of
perforated arms beckon empathy
Shame and self-degradation run in
Blood runs through the gutters
staining the already tainted
debris with apathy
Yet they still kneel
Pray to a non-existent god
in the center of a concrete jungle
A place where your guardian angels
have abandoned you