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The Settlement-Chris Boyland

The Settlement

I’d borrowed some of your words -

‘wrong’, ‘useless’, ‘stupid’, ‘useless’

(seem to have two of those - dunno -

maybe one’s a hand-me-down from

your Mum.)

You can have them back now - I’ve

finished with them - frankly, I only

took them to try and understand why

you liked them so much, why you

were always using them, but - nah,

they’re not for me. Don’t need them

anymore, not sure I ever did.

I stole some of your words - ‘pride’,

‘dignity’,...

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