His mouth is on me, his hands, I can't wait and he's moving, already, love, it's been so long, I'm alive in my skin, again, arms around him, falling and water softly everywhere, never-ending.
("The Handmaid's Tale")
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Don't let the bastards grind you down.
There's always something to occupy the inquiring mind.
I stand on the corner, pretending I am a tree.
We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.
My hands are out of practice, my eyes disused. Most of what I do is drawing, because the preparation of the surface, the laborious underpainting and detailed concentration... are too much for me. I have lost confidence: perhaps all I will ever be is what I am now.
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