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Survivor Guilt

I survived the traffic accident
you were in the wrong side of the car
my lack of attention
took your life
I survived with your kidney
because you died
you overdosed I lived on
with my own abuse
could I have prevented you from dying
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 died because I wasn’t there
to catch you
I escaped the war
you didn’t get the chance to

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