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Fang Xianhai

One day one month one year

I said I
was going to experience life
I said I might be a nobody
but I was a small man
who liked to feel good

bah
the murmurs she makes
sounds so good

she wipes the semen
slowly off my belly

and pinches my tummy
now and then
look here, if you’re not a bigshot, who is?
her words make me feel real good

I feel so good I can’t open my eyes
I pinch her bottom
in secret admiration
its fullness
is more touching than anything

ONE DAY ONE MONTH ONE YEAR

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One day one month one year

I said I
was going to experience life
I said I might be a nobody
but I was a small man
who liked to feel good

bah
the murmurs she makes
sounds so good

she wipes the semen
slowly off my belly

and pinches my tummy
now and then
look here, if you’re not a bigshot, who is?
her words make me feel real good

I feel so good I can’t open my eyes
I pinch her bottom
in secret admiration
its fullness
is more touching than anything

One day one month one year

I said I
was going to experience life
I said I might be a nobody
but I was a small man
who liked to feel good

bah
the murmurs she makes
sounds so good

she wipes the semen
slowly off my belly

and pinches my tummy
now and then
look here, if you’re not a bigshot, who is?
her words make me feel real good

I feel so good I can’t open my eyes
I pinch her bottom
in secret admiration
its fullness
is more touching than anything
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