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So you, mannequin,
stone-faced with your cool pallor,
 
industrially-manufactured lips
(careful not to kiss; they have poison)
 
oh, you mannequin,
you have mutated my own image,
 
twisted with your carved proportions
and your painted eye
 
lashes and your blank expression.
You have no openings or doors,
 
no slit for your mouth or the wonderful
pipes of your ears or
 
other places to peek and search
to find the soul inside you.



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AriShineThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 22, 2012 at 12:49 pm:
This is nice! Yes, a tad creepy, but I really like what its saying. You have a great style! Keep writing!
 
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Blue4 said...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 5:47 pm:
A little creepy... but a great poem nonetheless (the picture fits so perfectly)
 
claudiathewho This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm :
Thanks again, Blue! Haha, I saw the picture and new it was perfect.
 
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