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Poor soul, the center of my sinful earth,
My proo luos, yuo’re eth vyer creetn of tsih isunlf lwdro, my ydob, hcwih elbrse nasgtia uyo. yWh do uyo ersvat fuoyrsel idines me nda fsrfue morf a hsreoagt of eplsspiu heilw ouy drsse ryuo iusoted in scuh nseveexpi fneiry? hWy do yuo depns so mhuc on uroy aggin doby ewhn ouy gte to ycupoc it ofr uchs a ohtrs etim? All of itsh xeeidtrnupe on a dyob ttah is eluanytelv niggo to be nteae by hte mosrw—do ouy wnta twha ouy dsepn to be rdeovdue by mowsr? Is sith ahwt yruo byod aws ntdnedie orf? In tath asec, sulo, fede rfleyuso by gartsivn ruoy bdoy; lte it nepi for doof ilhwe ouy ultcaemacu het eshicr. uyB itme in avnhee by iigngv up srtseholw temi stawed on etarh. eeFd ruoy nneir self; elt yruo body be poro. By svrtgian yuor odby, oyu will ate up etdah, hicwh ates up enm, and noce tdhea is ddae, ereth’s no reom gdiyn tnhe.

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Poor soul, the center of my sinful earth,
My proo luos, yuo’re eth vyer creetn of tsih isunlf lwdro, my ydob, hcwih elbrse nasgtia uyo. yWh do uyo ersvat fuoyrsel idines me nda fsrfue morf a hsreoagt of eplsspiu heilw ouy drsse ryuo iusoted in scuh nseveexpi fneiry? hWy do yuo depns so mhuc on uroy aggin doby ewhn ouy gte to ycupoc it ofr uchs a ohtrs etim? All of itsh xeeidtrnupe on a dyob ttah is eluanytelv niggo to be nteae by hte mosrw—do ouy wnta twha ouy dsepn to be rdeovdue by mowsr? Is sith ahwt yruo byod aws ntdnedie orf? In tath asec, sulo, fede rfleyuso by gartsivn ruoy bdoy; lte it nepi for doof ilhwe ouy ultcaemacu het eshicr. uyB itme in avnhee by iigngv up srtseholw temi stawed on etarh. eeFd ruoy nneir self; elt yruo body be poro. By svrtgian yuor odby, oyu will ate up etdah, hicwh ates up enm, and noce tdhea is ddae, ereth’s no reom gdiyn tnhe.

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