(A) young girl emerges from the thick maze of leaves of branches. This doorstep looks familiar. She knocks, a stranger answers. She says she's on vacation. Can he help her find her family? He makes sure no one's watching, takes her by the wrist, and then he— It's a secret buried deep, like an arrow in your side. Unattended, the toxins left to seep; the infection's multiplied. Don't shrink from my touch. He can't hurt you any more. Don't shrink from my touch. This is a safe place. Don't let it become a lifelong bout; mind and body split in two. How am I to pull the arrow out if you won't let me touch you? Don't shrink from my touch. He can't hurt you any more. No, don't shrink from my touch. This is a safe place. You're safe right here.
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