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Homicidal Tendencies

I am convinced that everyone
has within them
homicidal tendencies
shimmering just beneath the surface
like secret electricity.

I can see it when they smile
in their teeth
the brightness of their eyes
the firmness of their handshake
I’ll call you tomorrow
I can see it in fathers at dinner tables
or in the short, old man
behind the register
I can see it in her face
when she tells me that she loves me
and I see it in you
right now.

I know what’s in your heart
because I know what is in mine.

So what is this, a confession?
an admission of sorts?
a promise?

Fuck it,
would you like to go for a walk?