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healed

"Unclean! Unclean!"
I cover my face and echo these words
"Unclean! Unclean!
Please, turn your face from me, I am terribly unclean."


The leprosy has spread
deep into my heart
and I am unclean!


My limbs, tearing off.
I am losing myself.
I'll make my bed beyond these borders.
I'll call this lonely place home.
As long as I am unclean.


A figure on the horizon.
Feet full of dust.
A hand extends.
Covered in precious blood.
He touches my face.
"You are clean! You are clean!
My daughter, you are clean and I AM your new home!"

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