he was rough with the girl.
      he hit her a few times
while he was inside her and he could see
that she liked and hated it.
she looked as if she craved any
     recognition of her existence

he slapped her face again

and while she was laying below him,
submissive to life and fate,
he realized that he was going to murder her
      and was terrified.
his own terror was useless against
     the urgings of fate.
he reached out and caressed her neck,
then sobbed as he cut off her air
      and strangled her.
when it was done he could not stand
     the look of her.

He hated her.

he scraped her face
along the pavement as if he were
scouring a shit-filled latrine, creating a
featureless, anonymous corpse.


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