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Contents Page: July, 2010, vol 6 no 2

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Helen Buckingham

Skin Deep

She used to cut her clothes – ripped and slashed them – till in their trashiness they somehow fitted her. Her friends claimed it was what lay underneath that mattered. So she cut her skin – slashed and burnt it till it no longer hurt. Till she'd nothing left to feel.


twelfth night
used needles
amid the slush

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