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Survivor Guilt

I survived the traffic accident
you were in the wrong side of the car

my lack of attention
stole your life

I survived with your kidney
because you died

you OD’ed I lived on
with my own abuse

could I
have prevented your death

I survived the assault you didn’t
why wasn’t I injured

I survived the illness
that killed you

I survived the tsunami not you

you died giving birth to me
why must l live instead of you

I went on living when cancer took you
even though I am your sister

you were killed because I wasn’t there
to catch you

I escaped the war
you never got the chance to




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