I Used To Kill

by Gary Sackett

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I used to kill

with my eyes in a stare

with daggers to the heart

thoughts in my head

bullets through the body

arrows in flight

drinks in my hand

drugs in my mouth

I used to kill — used to —

Love gleams through my eyes

Love pierces my heart

Love a constant thought

Love instead of a gun

Love is pulled from my quiver

Love in the water I drink

Love in the food I eat

Love is the natural healer

I used to kill — used to

now I — LOVE

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