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Alice, AgainThe air smelled like boiled tea, which was very odd Alice thought because there wasn't a spot of it about. She leaned back against the Land Rover and took off her pith helmet to wipe the sweat from her brow. Hair that should have been blonde was brown and limp with the heat, humidity, and dirt of the jungle. Her face felt as though it had been ravaged by the biting bugs that swarmed in an endless supply all about her. Kakhis dripping with sweat, she fanned herself with the helmet and listened to the noises around her.
The jungle produced a ceaseless cacophony of insects with a few variations of the theme, and an occasional crescendo of squawking bird or shrieking monkey. The noise was so persistant that it faded into the background; a kind of white noise that went unnoticed once you were used to it. From under the raised hood of the vehicle came another sound of punctuation.
"Bragnet!" shouted Robert. Alice laughed as she always did whenever he swore. A strict upbringing had saddled th
Crown of ThornsShe wakes up with red staining her pillow
and the taste of blood like iron in her mouth
It stains her teeth and leaks from her lips, and as she
rinses her mouth out, she can’t help thinking that
it’s better than dirt and ashes
it feels like she’s wearing a noose
of broken promises and shattered glass
that tightens around her throat with every day that passes
She nails a smile to her face
and doesn't let herself think the word dying
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