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Lipstick and Broken Glass

May 18, 2016
By PresleyH DIAMOND, Elsmere, Kentucky
PresleyH DIAMOND, Elsmere, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
There is freedom waiting for you
on the breezes of the sky,
and you ask “What if I fall?”
Oh, but my darling,
what if you fly?

~Eric Hanson


From the very beginning,

you said you had a weakness for fine china.

You said my smooth, porcelain texture made you foam at the mouth,

made you ravenous to devour me

then to set my remains in your china cabinet.

But you-

you are a connoisseur of teacups and saucers and many other fragile things,

and I-

I am just a glittering pile of shards

the remnants of many different lives

not all of them my own.

You came for a teacup.

I gave you its handle.

You wanted a woman who was whole.

I could only give you her smile.



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