fetal escape MAG

May 18, 2010
By JoshJia BRONZE, Kingston, Other
JoshJia BRONZE, Kingston, Other
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hey there bed and wheelchair
and Mother is everything
going to be rosy
after i go under your wing?
and i eat my spinach and meet
spinachgirls when i grow up and become tall and
bullstrong like Papa

i know he does everything
right it breaks my heart to see him
come home

hey there white pills with the boring red
stripe down the middle like a
Canadian flag will you with
your human body make the sky beautiful
and never say good-bye

hey there stranger-friends who never saw it happen
i'm thirsty and my throat is parched so i can't tell
you how much i care and don't care but
really i know we've set out far past the playground
on one of those pirate ships we used to make out
of paper

outside the window i see paper houses too
they float together like fish in my old aquarium
the sea is being pummeled by rain
and nostalgic motion
sauna-and-fire sparks
thunderclaps as dry as a
funeral drum

but i'm so clumsy with words
what i'm trying to say Momma is
every storm has a rainbow
at the end
and if you keep massaging my fading
body and giving me those pills
i would be like an angel

The author's comments:
A few years ago, I suffered from a nerve illness which disabled my entire body. I was told I might never walk again. During that time, I became helpless. I ungrew into a child.

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JoshJia BRONZE said...
on Aug. 18 2011 at 8:01 am
JoshJia BRONZE, Kingston, Other
4 articles 0 photos 1 comment
Thank you so much!

on Mar. 29 2011 at 5:10 pm
Penfencer BRONZE, Amherst, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I see you have a sword. I have one too. They're very ... manly. And ... tough."

Wow. I love your use of run-on sentences to establish the mood. I love the way you break up your lines, this is a very spoken poem even on paper I can hear it read out loud. This is amazing, this is unbelievable. Wow.


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