On the Cusp of 19 MAG

October 23, 2014
By Bridgeport ELITE, Columbus, Ohio
Bridgeport ELITE, Columbus, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
“Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.”
- Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

The box seems too small
Still, she smiles
at its leaning frame
and trails a finger
down the side covered
in residue of its past life

Movement in her fingers,
which had been rigid,
like she’d caught frostbite again, slows;
grabbing objects becomes a caress,
and her digits flow as if
drenched in honey

She presses her dry lips
to every piece of childhood
she gingerly packs away,
sealing the box itself
with one last kiss
she’s been waiting to give

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