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According to him

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She would examine his body, each morning,

look to beat him for clawing his broken skin.

According to him, she would humiliate

his father – a man who’d stood up to Hitler.

She made his wedding gift a lamp she hated;

didn’t even dust the spot she took it from.

She made him angry, and he wore that anger:

wore it like a skin he could never slough off.

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