Medical Textbook

If patient has a red ring around her throat, use antiseptic.
Love rashes are contagious.
Hands clasped means she will die waiting for a train
If you don’t mend her before you send her
Back into a susceptible world.

Cauterize the eyes. Seeing only hurts the patient.

Put a shunt in her cheeks.
Saliva leads to kissing, to being terminal.

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