twenty two: an atonement

pistol whipped cheekbone
a bludgeon of eye
a smash to the jaw
(pops loose, hinged like the tin man)
bloodied teeth lacerate swollen lips
lolling then
pinpoints of consciousness
itch and twitch delivered as knockout
reflexive scratch with fractured fingers

drop to knees and pray

Is this all?

Is this enough?

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