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"Just go to bed. 

Don't say a word, don't look in the mirror, 

just go to bed." 

You'd be amazed how much less I'd regret

If only I ever listened.

Mama said to eat a bite, 

keep quiet, 

and get some beauty sleep

before I bit someone's head off. 

It's not my fault the hours tick 

away my practiced restraint;

that every passing waking moment 

wears away at the filters and manners and smiles

and leaves an angry octogenarian 

in it's place. 

It's like magic when I listen.

the maiden awakens the next day, 

but only if I listen to what mama has to say:

"Just go to bed. 

Don't say a word, don't look in the mirror, 

just go to bed." 

 

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