and he wanted to say “bye-bye” MAG

October 3, 2013
By east_of_ada DIAMOND, Tomball, Texas
east_of_ada DIAMOND, Tomball, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"As for me, I am a watercolor. I wash off." (via Anne Sexton,"For My Lover, Returning To His Wife")

"I think I made you up inside my head.'' (via Sylvia Plath, "Mad Girl's Love Song")

"You called it cosmic; I thought it was icy." (via Ada Coen)


Reflection in the mirror comes from
cut-up pieces of diagnoses that litter
the wastebasket
in my corner.

My eyes are covered with duct tape
fabrics, and tongue decompressers. My
eyes can no longer taste the crystal
sugars as they fall onto my lashes

and latex gashes
drip down to the waist, where the therapist said
kids could be cut out of.
The doctor said no, he had a

frown on his face, as if anyone had the
intention of listening to his swollen words.
with that piece of paper pasted onto the walls
by the sticky cells.

metal freezes my skin on c o n t a c t
there's nothing else
that condenses a fluid better than
your skin
on mine
which is why i'm here
and again, i can't leave.

in the mirror there are bones, jutting out from angles,
welded together, but they're rusting now,
you're not listening, you're not listening again
(we're kicking inside of mummy's stomach,)
mummy's rolling in her grave, seeing her
daughter
tied up in white on silver beds
not the wedding she imagined
but she's too late, my bent-up toenails
jut out from white heels
(with each step down the line
we leave a crumb trail of blood)



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Jan. 21 2014 at 12:30 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Hullo, Madame Ada, I've missed you all this time I've been away from this site. But not forgotten your wonderful work. Congrats on another publication! I knew the moment I began reading your work that you were one to watch out for.

Zolenz DIAMOND said...
on Oct. 19 2013 at 3:17 pm
Zolenz DIAMOND, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The pain that have cost us, the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

really, really good. its eerie and scary and beautiful, congrats on the editors choice!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 7 2013 at 5:49 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Madame Ada, this is magnifique! The imagery—twisted, eerie, and at times innocent—is f l a w l e s s. This poem reminds me of Plath's troubled life (shock therapy, suicide attempts, depression, failing marriage, unsteady career). Congrats on another Editors' Choice. The last stanza is my favorite. By the way, great title. 


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