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when you were a little

ghoul, you told me that

you fell on the

mercy of the state.  there was an evil

man in charge back then.  he would


cigarettes into flowers and

textbooks into zucchinis.  he forced

you to grow breasts

and wash clothes by the

river.  you became a woman even though

you were a ghoul before.  i asked you

if the river had anything to do

with it, but you said, no, it was

the state and all that nationhood

brought with it.