Night MAG

March 31, 2014
By Anonymous

Seams undone, unraveled and frayed
from the night I saw your right eye close
One eye moved from dirty feet to pigtails
I was a mystery you wanted to solve

Under layers of soil and rotting stems
A heart that could not mend with age
My voice suffocated your blatant lies
that accused rag-clad children
and strangled fears that excited the night
Tore my mind in two and hid my thoughts
in the shoebox of your hiking boots

Night is heavy, weighing down the
sapphire ring
You gave me for missed birthdays
Christmases when my only present
was a letter
typed in Courier New, 11 font
for a child old enough to read small print,
but too young for Times New Roman

Sapphire like my eyes, like the ocean
I almost drowned in
when you left Mom with me
alone. A ghost with transparent eyes
I was the past who reminded her
who you were and where the liquor
cabinet was



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on Apr. 17 2014 at 2:20 pm
NaomiHallS PLATINUM, Ventura, California
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Favorite Quote:
"If they cut off both hands, I will compose music anyway holding the pen in my teeth." -Shostakovich

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on Apr. 17 2014 at 2:20 pm
NaomiHallS PLATINUM, Ventura, California
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Favorite Quote:
"If they cut off both hands, I will compose music anyway holding the pen in my teeth." -Shostakovich

Thank you!

on Apr. 16 2014 at 12:44 pm
brittanysterling28 BRONZE, Brooklyn Ny, New York
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Favorite Quote:
when you write,write from the heart not the mind

I love how the metaphors were used and the last part was so sad but yet beatiful.

on Apr. 15 2014 at 2:19 pm
GirloftheMoon SILVER, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the writing style you used and all the metaphors.


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