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Shot

Powder burns with explosive speed

pressure dispatches  the bullet at

over one thousand feet per second

from its brass cartridge ;

Its soft lead shaped by grooves

in the barrel makes the bullet rotate

stabilising its flight through the air ;

Lead penetrates the skull

and passes through destroying

the motor cortex paralysing all movement

as it pierces the parietal lobe

smashing the function in the front and

right lobes hitting the inside of the cranium ;

the reduced speed and angle makes

the bullet ricochet hitting other parts

of the skull at slower and slower rates

finally coming to a halt ;

by then the heart has already

stopped beating.