Better

April 26, 2012
By maryp BRONZE, Cranston, Rhode Island
maryp BRONZE, Cranston, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don't want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.”


Hand me a polaroid of my expectations,
shaken. upside down.
Explain why things aren’t really right side up
they’re right side lost and wrong side found.

Tell me the things you never thought, make me
a scrapbook of all your missed chances.
Regret comes in silence, tiptoeing.
clammy hands but no backward glances.

Behind the door, confiding in the mirror.
you got me because I wanted your oversized sweater,
more than a shrug and a halfhearted promise.
you got this because I deserve better.


The author's comments:
This piece was written more for me than for anyone else. But I hope that it'll help other people come to the same realization that I have; that sometimes it's just not worth waiting anymore.

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