Truth, Hard As Nails
Wow, he thought, the scourge and the
public ridicule was one thing, I mean
most of them never took me seriously
anyway; and the thorny crown was
really just more of the same: mostly
just for show, mostly designed for
maximum insult and denigration, no
real harm intended, just give them
something to focus on and laugh at.
But I have to admit: these nails are
something else altogether.
I guess if I
had the chance to do it all over again,
come back from beyond the grave,
maybe give them all a second shot,
I’d definitely have to rethink the nails.
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