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The Taking



They're going to take
that which you most want to keep,
that which you worked hardest to get,
that which you feel is indispensable.
They're going to take
that which you love.
They will leave you with nothing
but memories and bitterness.
They will take every cell,
every atom, and disperse them
across the universe.
They won't even bother
to deny that you ever were,
that you ever mattered.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.