13 Ways of Looking at Fingernails MAG

November 13, 2014
By gabbymancuso SILVER, Rivervale, New Jersey
gabbymancuso SILVER, Rivervale, New Jersey
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1. 
Quarter moon was too
long cut off
like us

2. 
There wasn’t enough dirt
underneath
to grow flowers

3. 
“Can you get my seat belt for me?”

4. 
Spring-cleaning
is papers’ edge.
These are the pages I went outside.

5.  
purple,
red, tan, moss
more mature makes mom mad.

6. 
Push back.
Liquid on impact.

7. 
6th grade reading tells
pliers pulling
hands hurting
secrets secreting
billions bleeding
War.

8. 
Claws.

9. 
I once saw a Japanese movie on the airplane
that said if your nails are brittle
it means you’re constipated.

10. 
Pain can come
broken
picked up the remote too quickly.

11. 
Skin
underneath
tears like
teeth.

12. 
Words on arm
to raise like red.

13. 
I bit on the blue
when I saw you
it is lacking oxygen.



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on Nov. 18 2014 at 9:08 am
gabbymancuso SILVER, Rivervale, New Jersey
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thank you so much! this means a lot!

on Nov. 18 2014 at 7:43 am
Niyaroo PLATINUM, Colonial Beach, Virginia
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Ohhh, ok. Well, it got me looking at my fingernails lol

on Nov. 17 2014 at 11:18 pm
theblondechick GOLD, Kingsport, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life.
And I am horribly limited.
-Sylvia Path

This is very cool, and very impressive. I'm looking at my finger nails as I write this.

on Nov. 17 2014 at 10:54 am
gabbymancuso SILVER, Rivervale, New Jersey
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sure, this was inspired by the poem 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens, and so basically in each stanza I just took a different approach at things that relate to fingernails, like nailpolish colors, or scratching at things, breaking a nail, etc. 

on Nov. 17 2014 at 10:00 am
Niyaroo PLATINUM, Colonial Beach, Virginia
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Can you explain the meaning for me? I'm kinda confused.




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