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¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤ I USED TO BE A GOTH, IN MY YOUTH, DOING  ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤   CRIMES MOSTLY FROM OR IN MY CAR, AND   ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤   SOMETIMES MY MOTHERS BARN. WE LIVED    ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤  JUST OUTSIDE TOWN, A GROVE AT THE END   ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤ OF A DIRT ROAD, AND THE BARN WAS PLACED  ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤      SO YOU COULD JUST MAKE OUT THE      ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤  SURROUNDING FIELDS THROUGH THE TREES.   ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤                                          ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤   MY CAR WAS BLACK AND LOUD, BOTH THE    ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤   ENGINE AND THE WAY THE PARTS DIDN'T    ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤  REALLY STICK TOGETHER. I TOOK MY CRIME  ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤  GIRLFRIEND FOR RIDES, IN THE DARK, THE  ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤   ETERNAL DARK THAT SEEMED TO SURROUND   ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤  US. SHE SEEMED TO CAST THIS VEIL OVER   ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤  EVERYTHING. HER BLACK SKIRT REACHED TO  ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤   HER KNEES BUT THEN SOMEHOW ALSO BACK   ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤  AROUND, ENVELOPING ALL MY MEMORIES OF   ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤            OUR TIME TOGETHER.            ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤                                          ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤  THERE WAS BLOOD EVERYWHERE. SOMETIMES   ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤   THE BLOOD WAS HER RED LIPSTICK OR HER  ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤ CHECKERED SHIRT. SHE WAS ON TELEVISION.  ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤     WE DID CRIME, AND WE MADE WEIRD      ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤  STRUCTURES IN THE BARN, TALL PILLARS OF ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤  DARK WOOD, LADDERS AND PLATEAUS, FIRES  ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤  AND FAIRY LIGHTS. WE WOULD SLEEP THERE  ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤  AND DRINK THERE AND SHE WOULD GO IN THE ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤               TELEVISION.                ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤                                          ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤  AND THEN THE SUN CAME OUT, AND SHE WENT ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤  AWAY. EVERYTHING CHANGED... I YEARNED,  ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤   AND THE WORLD BECAME DULL AROUND ME.   ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤                                          ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤    I STOPPED DOING CRIME, EXCEPT WHEN    ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤  NECESSARRY. THINGS SOMEHOW RETURNED "TO ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤    NORMAL", AND I LOATHED IT ------ I    ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤           MISSED HER SO MUCH.            ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
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¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤             ~~~~~^^, ,^^~~~~~            ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
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¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤  I SEARCHED FOR HER, BUT NOBODY HAD ANY  ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤    MEMORIES OF HER. NOT SO MUCH OF ME    ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤  EITHER, FROM THE TIME WE WERE TOGETHER. ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤  MY MOTHER SAID I KEPT TO MYSELF IN THE  ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤           BARN, OR IN THE CAR.           ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤                                          ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤     SOMETIMES I COULD STILL SEE HER      ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤    FLASHING BY ON THE TV IN THE BARN.    ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤     EVERYTHING WAS BLACK THEN, FOR A     ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤  MOMENT. I REMEMBERED HER LAUGH AND KNEW ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤   WE HAD DONE CRIMES TOGETHER, THAT IT   ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤             HAD BEEN REAL...             ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
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¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤             ~~~~~^^, ,^^~~~~~            ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
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¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤                                          ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤    I DIED BY GETTING SHOT IN THE HEAD    ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤  WHILE RAMMING THE FENCE TO A MILITARY   ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤   FACILITY. BY THIS TIME THEY HAD BEEN   ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤    CHASING ME FOR DAYS. I LOST CONTROL   ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤   OVER THE CAR, CRASHED IT INTO A ROCK   ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤    WALL AND FLEW OUT THE WINDSHIELD.     ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤                                          ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤   AND THEN I GOT UP, AND LOOKED AROUND.  ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤   IT WAS DARK, WHERE IT PREVIOUSLY HAD   ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤    BEEN A BRIGHT DAY. AROUND ME WHERE    ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤    DOZENS OF CRASHED CARS, ALL MY CAR,   ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤               SOME ON FIRE.              ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤                                          ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤        THE GROUND WAS STICKY, RED.       ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤                                          ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤   AND THEN I REALIZED THAT I KNEW THIS   ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,,¤  DARKNESS. THIS WAS HER DOING! SHE WAS   ,¤,¤,¤,¤¤,
¤,¤,¤,¤,¤¤                   HERE!                  ,¤,¤,¤,,¤,
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