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Blood is on my mind — exactly, not exactly, approximately, and completely figuratively. A few quotes, which my body chooses, through its common organ, to randomly connect:

My heart is a big red liquid pump that gets stuck all the time.
— David Sobel

But these are tainted years, ours; the blood of men far away
tumbles again in the foam, the waves stain us, the moon is spattered.
These faraway agonies are our agonies
and the struggle for the oppressed is a hard vein in my nature.

Perhaps this war will pass like the others which divided us,
leaving us dead, killing us along with the killers
but the shame of this time puts its burning fingers to our faces.
Who will erase the ruthlessness hidden in innocent blood?
— Pablo Neruda

Colony-stimulating factors are glycoproteins which act on hematopoietic cells by binding to specific cell surface receptors and stimulating proliferation, differentiation commitment, and some end-cell functional activation.
— NEUPOGEN® package insert

If I could, I would take your fever in me. If I could, but I can’t do anything.
— Will Johnston

And I know it well…
— Bon Iver