The Leper MAG

February 24, 2014
By mantherson14 SILVER, Carmel, Indiana
mantherson14 SILVER, Carmel, Indiana
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I want you to know that you are insignificant.
You are a lone-star fly's picnic; your
kisses turn
to embalming fluid in the wet grave of
my mouth.

You used to flinched as I pruned myself
who pours boiling oil down their own
ramparts?
My blossom bruises needed watering ­somehow.

For what it's worth, you should've called
a hearse, not an ambulance.
There's only so much spit can do to hold
together mousetrapped toes
and a chloroformed nose, or this throat already parched for more bleach.

As close as we are now is how close
we came to the edge
of the subway, how close the hair dryer came to dropping
in our bathtub. I bathe my lungs in the
fresh coat of tar they beg for.

Oh darling, I'm just another moth
magnetized by the late night neon
that heathen flicker and carnal flame,
fingers forever hovering over
that big red self-destruct button as I
grew pale with leprosy.



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on May. 7 2014 at 6:01 pm
bewareofbunnyrabbits SILVER, Winona, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Empty yourself and let the universe fill you." -Yogi Tea

Wow, that is intense and awesome

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on Mar. 18 2014 at 10:31 pm
Akhsari BRONZE, Ventnor City, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
- May Sarton

You shouldn't feel this way. There is always a way out. You need to have faith. I hope you are much better now. Loved the poem.

on Mar. 17 2014 at 10:49 am
AprilNicoleJones BRONZE, New Castle, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"I write only because
there is a voice within me
that will not be still."
~ SYLVIA PLATH

(MY FORMER ACCOUNTS: Icantwrite & Punk.Snowflake)
Published poems from my former accounts:
- FRAIL HOPE (Icantwrite)
- YOURSELF (Punk.Snowflake)

I'm with the above person. ^^^ Is this about suicide?

on Mar. 17 2014 at 12:39 am
Nicolette4455 BRONZE, Tappan, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all people in this world haven't had the advantages you've had." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is beautiful.


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