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At 12, my mother told me
that going to sleep with make-up still on
would take two weeks off your life.
I know she meant
that I would wrinkle prematurely
and look like my grandmother in my senior pictures
but I still don't wash my face
before I get into bed.
By my estimation, I've got about three days left

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I feel a sadness in this poem that maybe many might not feel. The way this person just accepts death willingly at such a young age because she's overly self-conscious of her image is sad to me. Great poem nonetheless. 
 
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