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The Cutting Edge

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The cutting edge,

Serrated, jagged, ragged,

Notched and pocked,

Can’t hurt as deep as

Tongues like swords

That pierce with words,

That lash like a *nine-tailed cat,

Wound right to the bone,

Gouge out the heart

And tear you apart.

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©Denise G Allen, 24 March 2013 11:06

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* Cat o’ nine tails – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_o’_nine_tails
The cat o’ nine tails, commonly shortened to the cat, is a type of multi-tailed whip that originated as an implement for severe physical punishment…