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she says she likes to be alone
until she's seated at a marble counter,
pitting open a grapefruit and
smiling fondly at its pinky-orange nectar,
refrigerator hum echoing
in the dimly empty house,
she welcomes the acidic trickle
seeping into her day-old papercuts,
her slurps rudely remind her that
she is human
and cannot become unhinged
because bones are nothing
if not persistent

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Theholethatiswhole said...
Apr. 4, 2013 at 12:41 am
That is absolutely stunning. It is poignant, and leaves an after thought that is reminiscent of Sylvia Plath. You r talent for concrete images is remarkable. 
 
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