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Popular wears jeans
With goose bump holes
flashy stitching that
costs as much as my shoes,
Stilettos walking on knives
Knee length Scarves that float like there’s a breeze
Coming from the clack clack tile floor
But I know that I would fall.

Beautiful’s hair is straight
hard from too much burn
the blond that used to be trashy,
paste skin
that you put on with brushes and comes on thick
like my toothpaste
But I know my tube skin would crumble away to teenager acne.

Smart isn’t how much calculus
Has it’s roots inside your ears
Or if your commas fit just before your conjunctions
and you know the dates of the French Revolution
It’s who can find the cheapest designer clothes
And wow, where’d you get that?
So we can all look the same.

Kindness smiles at the losers
but has their boyfriends
beat up the geeks after the football game

Generosity is on the cheerleading squad
raises money for the homeless
but doesn’t stop its Mustang
to give a dollar to the tattered soul with a cardboard sign
drawn by the sharpies he’s been sniffing
don’t you know that kills brain cells?

Generic wears jeans
with goosebump holes
hard from too much burn
expensive brushes and tube skin,
So we can all look the same,
But don’t you know that kills brain cells?



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Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm
i see already commentated on this but i love it all over again so here i am-all over again.
 
Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 25, 2011 at 11:54 am
wow captain. you go hard. the whole thing is freakin awesome.
 
Kiyoko This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 2, 2011 at 11:04 am
Thanks! It was just a spontaneous idea and I decided to go with it... If anyone has any suggestions I'd be happy to hear them.
 
wordbeater replied...
Apr. 7, 2012 at 9:37 am
Hey Kiyoko, can I please be you some day? :P I loved the descriptions and "tube skin". It was really well put together. I really wish it was mine! 
 
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