… the poet notices that someone has marked the outside of her hotel room window during the night with a blue magic marker “X.”
If whoever put it there means to scare her, they’re wasting their energy.
She’s already terrified.
You know what they say about fighting a truly terrified animal?
Back to the wall?
Nothing left to lose?
Oh, you’ll probably “win.”
But you’ll be sorry for it for the rest of your life.
You can take that as a guarantee.
Now, bring it on, and see if I lie.
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