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You’re safe behind the bench,
in your flowing robe,
gavel in hand,
passing judgment upon me,
deciding how I will live my life,
and if I disobey,
you will be swift with verdict,
stripping years from my life
as I reside in a cage.
You decide what’s best for me…

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Melissa R. Mendelson

Melissa R. Mendelson

Horror, Science-Fiction and Dystopian Short Story Author and Poet.