overflow | Teen Ink


February 21, 2012
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

I painted my nails tonight
cherry red, the color of my


the color of my

better moments
(also of my flaws)
how they looked in the white light slick shiny messy
slopped on hot hue burning
up my cuticles
drops scattered on my thumb, the
crease of my finger
mistakes but more complete- an overflow

drunk and unforgiving
how they looked perched
as I folded my hands (fingers
touching like lovers
white naked ready)
perched like tiny devils

spreading their little red bodies where they shouldn’t
ready to take flight

one of these days

I’ll let them

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