Smith's Gold Finger

June 11, 2009
By EleanorRigby PLATINUM, New York City, New York
EleanorRigby PLATINUM, New York City, New York
28 articles 3 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The optomist proclaims we live in the best of worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true." - James Branch Cabell


Laminated, protected precious
Pages from servants’ unworthy fingers
Greasy and rough, all your fault.
Eyes can’t melt, stuck at the window
Watching plastic boats swim through the clouds.
They cry, and giggle when diamond tears
Hit the ground like miniature earthquakes
Shattering and making little craters in the floor.
You have nowhere to step when you are
Glass, now part of the window your twin’s
Eyes are stuck looking through, and
Beneath you are pages, laminated too soon
And all the ink is smeared and you cry,
Diamond tears cutting your cheeks
As you watch beautiful words turn to nothing.
Without them, color seeps from the essence
Of all your glass eyes can see,
The color collects into a crystal milk bottle
Corked with a wine stopper
Studded with jewels that used to look like you.


The author's comments:
This piece was inspired by a great book I read called Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.

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on Jun. 24 2009 at 7:28 pm
EleanorRigby PLATINUM, New York City, New York
28 articles 3 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The optomist proclaims we live in the best of worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true." - James Branch Cabell

hey everyone i really do need feedback so please comment and tell me what you think!




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