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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I asked my friend if regrets die And he said they leave you and you barely notice He said one day, you’ll wake up and you’ll realize There isn’t a monkey on your back anymore There isn’t a 3 pound I-accidentally- Cheated-on-my-3rd-grade-spelling-test kind of weight He said it’s like ...
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    There’s a tiredness Which flutters, finicky in my chest It’s a mixture of slumped shoulders and good riddance Like when the dirty clothes and the dirty wash towels Are scattered across the floor and I can’t find the right dress Or even a pair of matching socks So I sit in the middle of...
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    I swear Mother dyes her hair every other day. And she always snaps at me when I ask her if she does. All shrill (it's almost cartoonish, mind you) she says: “That is impolite, Ming!” I asked her a variation of that question this morning – a variation I was certain she would appreciate or at le...
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    One time, when I was younger, I drew a very nice picture in the dirt. You see the dirt at my cabin, in this little clearing just ten large paces from the lake’s edge, is very thin and the top layer is this beautiful silvery gray, and when you drag a stick across it’s surface, the silvery gray di...
  • Fiction > Romance
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    I laughed at her. I wasn't entirely sure why, but I did. She was funny and I liked to kick sand in her face. I also liked to push her in the hall and talk to her about how stinky her shoes were. She didn't usually talk back. What she did was steal my hat. And then she ran away, her eyes ful...
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    Words wait, waver, never awake Speech sprints to the start Stutter, stop, a look, a look away A dream deigned, designed another day Another pause draws a troubled breath A look, a look away, but hey Zones zigged, not zagged, always dragged Backs bring back the blank brain Mutter, no never ma...
  • Fiction > Thriller/Mystery
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    Dear Sara, For months now, I have had a monkey on my back. Constantly, consistently, talking non-stop, never letting me catch one breath without thinking about my mistake. It mocks me, tells me I have never deserved the luckiness that has fallen upon me. And I listen. Listen with bleeding ears an...
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    Disaster is what brings us together Something so vile becomes a treasure For when the world is in danger We are quick to take off our armor And aid and parade the unity we find In a terrible time, for we are no longer blind To the prejudice and the injustice Of a society that we thought was t...

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