Leaving MAG

By Sarah H., Redondo Beach, CA

How to leave scars:
If you ask Mother,
she'll tell you it isn't very hard
in easy quiet ways
with love or something similar
like maternal instinct
like crescent crevices, red
and left by fingernails
like swallowing sweat
like her mother
and hers
like feet flattened on kitchen linoleum
like razing mountains with words
where we stood at the zenith
collecting our suns and stars

my mother keeps
a drawerful of
Chinese handcuffs
those children's toys that
hold our fingers
more when we tug and tug
as children will do
until we gnaw them free



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i love this so much!

on May. 1 2011 at 3:04 pm
tesswards32 PLATINUM, Perry Hall, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"And it's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most, not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes. There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind." - Zac Brown Band

This is so powerful! Great job.

on Jul. 18 2010 at 4:39 pm
haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
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Very meaningful and creative. I loved this! =]

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on May. 20 2010 at 7:03 pm
Eilatan GOLD, Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Nobody is normal. Everybody in the world is a weirdo freak. Except you, which makes you a weirdo freak."

this is very cool, it really makes you think

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on Dec. 11 2009 at 1:27 pm
jessie-w GOLD, Winnemucca, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
To lose is inconceivable. Everyone wins in some way. You just have to push forward and leave the wreckage behind.

This seems pretty deep but I really like how you use your description


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