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holding my skin together

Is life pre-ordained? I've been trying to remember all the little details that I'm supposed to take care of, and I know I'm not even getting half of them done. I wonder if you feel what I feel. Is it just me? Is the stuffing falling out of my insides through the stretched seams holding my skin together?
Because I keep finding bits of stuffing fallen out, and I try to put it back in but damnit, I don't see the holes and I just have to work faster so that maybe I'll have a better chance of not losing my insides.
Is it just me? Probably. But i'll keep frantically trying to hold myself together so I can be a bit more normal, no, wait, so I can be a bit more like myself and I won't have to be pre-ordained.




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