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The Screws

Everyone is better
Is that satisfactory?
That was very simple
Is that all you needed?
I've freed you and I’m glad
Everyone is good
Exception to the rule
It's nice we got that straight
I have my flaws in tow
I use them all the time
Yes of course I'll try
Yes my face is flat
My brain is whole
I'm wholly wrong
Stand by, sir

I'll soon be gone.

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a shape more practiced
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