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Quotation by Anne Sexton
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fear like a dog stuffed in my mouth,
fear like dung stuffed up my nose,
fear where water turns into steel,
fear as my breast flies into the Disposall,
fear as flies tremble in my ear,
fear as the sun ignites in my lap ...
Anne Sexton (1928–1974), U.S. poet. "The Death King."
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