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Tell the police I always leave the door Unlocked tell them I won't bother them Again tell them I'm fine I don't need to Go I get to take what's mine handcuffs Tell the ER it looks like temporary tell The ER I'm going to rename it my Father's presence Tell Mother nurse Don't smile and hold my hand don't look Like my mother don't tell me I can heal Don't lie to me now don't give me Stories to read don't name our laughter My nephew smile don't you show me what I Got to live for don't make me want this Again please don't make me fight I'm Tired no I don't want it to be better Better is only a father's presence don't Wash off the scabs don't fix the Brokenness that is all that I know tell Renee tell nurse Renee Ah