homemade MAG

November 17, 2011
By megancalfas BRONZE, Rolling Hills, California
megancalfas BRONZE, Rolling Hills, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."


soft, white bread.
chilled turkey; iced, snapping lettuce.
safety in comfort.

i take a bite.

yesterday,
lunch was homemade.
the same sandwich.
no haunting silence.
no stinging sirens.

a fragile shaking smile.
eyes flutter like struggling butterflies.
get well cards loom like skywriters.
he's half shaved,
vulnerable.

another bite.
trapped in food and fear.

it's no one's fault,
what the brain grows.
ideas, hopes,
tumors.

i regret mindless frets.
don't want neighbors' food.
don't want plastic wrap.
or vending machines.
because lettuce won't let us survive.

i just want dad.
looking at me,
asking if I'd like
one more
turkey sandwich.



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on Jul. 4 2013 at 10:15 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

What a moving poem~


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