Someone Fix That F***ing Faucet MAG

By Kayla Sheridan, Reno, NV

Chemistry class.
Somewhere in the school,
there’s a faucet dripping.
I’m sure of it.
I crack my knuckles,
draw on my shoes.
write poetry.
I’m over you.
I swear it.
“I’m insane. Fix me?”
Last night I realized.
“I could kiss you better.”
could it … ? – no.
no, of course not.
but yet there it is.
the irony might kill me.

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on Jan. 21 2013 at 6:21 pm
HummingbirdsFly BRONZE, Falls Church, Virginia
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OMG! I lived in Reno Nevada last year, and skied at Mt. Rose and swam at Lake Tahoe and went and did the swing at the Grand Sierra! Good poem I liked it!

on Jan. 21 2013 at 11:40 am
lilmo23 PLATINUM, Pompano Beach, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option you have.

great poem! i love it because it's so unusal to me. :)

Thrush BRONZE said...
on Jun. 8 2010 at 8:16 am
Thrush BRONZE, Tegaad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Live life to it's fullest extent, it's the only life you've got" "Enjoy yourself, be yourself, love yourself"

Cool. Very cool. I like the metaphor.

on Jun. 6 2010 at 2:25 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

i really enjoyed reading this!!! kool work:))

on Jun. 5 2010 at 8:41 pm
RedvinesWTHCantTheyDo GOLD, Zephyrhills, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"You make one more comment like that I will wrap you in a tortilla shell and eat you as a snack, maybe with some nice pico de gillo."~ Lauren Lopez in Starship
"If you don't die for something, I'll kill you for nothing."~ Lauren Lopez in Starship

I love it... I'm speechless, really. :)

on Apr. 11 2009 at 6:54 pm
Sheebs PLATINUM, Oxford, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
You can look for love all you want but in the end love will always be right beside you.

O wow this poem is great! The title grabbed my attention and the poem kept me reading. Keep On Writing!

on Apr. 10 2009 at 12:48 am
Babybluelove1 SILVER, Clyde, Texas
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I really liked the poem but the title is bad has a inaproit word through u should fix dat

The Violist said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 8:08 pm
The title isn't said in the poem but reading the poem you think fix the faucet fix the faucet and it is amazing how this poem got me thinking that.

kodaluv said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 8:07 pm
wow major good!!!!! luv it

someone else said...
on Dec. 18 2008 at 1:42 am
the title certainly grabbed me! i want to say something really nice, but I don't have the words. This is really creative!

on Dec. 5 2008 at 3:39 pm
Pretty good. The faucet's constant drip makes a good environmental element. This is something just about everyone can relate to.

liljenjen222 said...
on Aug. 6 2008 at 1:40 am
wow, i totally love this poem. i like how you combine something as simple as "oh, the faucet's dripping" with something as complicated as "maybe still love him...", and also how the "drip drop" acts like a metronome throughout the piece. good job!


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