Covers

September 7, 2010
By Sean Ahern SILVER, Middleton, Massachusetts
Sean Ahern SILVER, Middleton, Massachusetts
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the vomited explosion
of celebrityscandals

weightlosstips


and shockingheadlines
encompasses me;
all the smiling

airbrushed
faces
staring Up at me
begging to take them

home.
plastic-wrapped, cut-out lives
unliving, prepackaged
I
bought



three.
even Father, the editor
through the same surrender
(though more drastically)
was Burned


alive
This morning.
-Common factory fire;
early hours,
next issue due in days.
his leg caught,crushed under

a printing press,
the fingers of the flames tore his flesh.
the smoke swallowed him whole.
no one
pressed Stop.
the glossy pages

kept printing-
Father died
covered in , Surrounded by
;an unhelpful mess of

the same,

one thousand smiling faces.


The author's comments:
I was working in my grocery store during slow hours, staring at the people buying stacks of magazines, and realized that it's far too easy to put your love and passion into objects. They seem harmless; however along with this safety comes the dreadful realization that they can never love you back. As tumultuous as human love is, it is always worth it.

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