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  • Nonfiction > Personal Experience
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    I could have drowned myself in a sea of Spanish vocabulary, poured cups of verbs into my ears with hopes that they would tumble onto my brain, and drank fragments of sentences about Spanish culture, but still failed the class. I could even come to soak in more language during lunch, but just like a ...
  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    I am not silk linens for you to drape across the arm of the couch like a waiter adorns his arm with a porcelain-colored napkin that never bears a crease. I am not glass; the vase that shattered, and leaked clear blood that lapped across the floorboards and decorated the suffocating ...
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    I need you to know that I’m like a flower. I’ll wilt and crinkle if you forget about me, even for just a sun-adorned day. I need to be watered, constantly— but not constantly enough that I am drowned and submerged under the shower. There is a correct amount to overwhelm me. If you ca...
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    Death does not know of the phrase “I am breaking up with you,” nor the feeling of hatred you have for yourself; death only knows the deterioration of your body as a whole. Death does not know of the darkness plaguing your mind, or the crack you feel in your heart. Death only ...
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    It was no longer the metaphorical cat that held my tongue, nor Suspicion’s shackling cautiousness that swallowed the words. Perhaps I could make believe it was the Cheshire cat, hugged by all his stripes, who caused my words to disappear like they were made from fragments of the unpredictable Wond...
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    I'm not afraid of knowing you so well that I could write an essay titled with your name, filled with five paragraphs and a concession. I'll use as much "verbosity" as I please because what scares me more would be summarizing you in a single thesis. I want this ess...
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    I can drift away in your arms; float into little cosmic pieces of myself within the cosmos of your gaze that breathe me back together with just a stroke......
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    Who said that you were allowed to die? I didn't get to take one more photo of you in your tomato garden where the lighting isn't quite right-- and I didn't get to say goodbye; and ask you if you'd miss the conceited clicking of my camera peeping through your summer screen...
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    I promise to keep you forever alive in my thoughts and in my prayers In how I clasp my hands together, as small as they are-- must that have been when you held his scarless hand in yours-- I will gaze upon the dear Lord, raising my head, curls tumbling down my back, and hope with all my h...
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    I love how you intertwine our fingers, and hold up our hands-- linked-- turning them this way and that, as if admiring how they compliment each other....
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    The wind is licking at your face, and pinching roses onto it; they blossom Conflicting against your bright green eyes made humorous by the sun …...
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    Your fingertips whisk through my hair, enlightening it with a dusting of snow; dancing with it, the sparkling chill as your ballroom; frosting it with ribbons; you twirl it around your finger absentmindedly swirling through strand after strand, dancer after dancer, caressing and goodbying...
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    Saturday mornings with you drizzled all over them; I love the breathless way you say “hello.” Leave your shoes by the door, and your jingling keys on the table, because I don't trust you with that pocket knife....
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    He holds out his wrist to me and hands me the deep sea blue Sharpie-- not a scissor. I place my fingers on his palm-- gentle-- and I grasp the Sharpie in my right hand-- not a blade. He is patient, and allows me to inscribe "love" on the inside of his wrist-- not ...
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    Why do you insist on buying me the Skittles when they just cascade from the red bag like swollen buttons? And the small Hi-C Orange drink that is so large I won't get through half of it? You got right with the bracelet; I wear it every day like I'll die without it – But food that I have n...
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    A year ago, I didn’t know what love was. I didn’t know if it was how flattered I felt when a sweet, dark-skinned boy wrote me poems about how beautiful he thought I was. Or how giddy I felt when a blue-eyed boy in a camouflage army costume gently kissed my cheek and wrapped his arms around me fo...
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    Her word dissipate once they escape her lips, And burn in the air, breaking at the tips They don't even reach one's own ear Because her words are not something they want to hear....
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    The three decker cake stood before me on the table All thirteen candles lit and waiting, The wax melting and fading, And the base plunged into the goodness of vanilla icing As the spotlight birthday song continued to be sung. Once it’s over, the candles seem to get brighter, Smiles...
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    I'm still waiting for the snow to fall Without it doesn't feel like Christmas at all. The bitter cold taps at the window glass, And wrapping paper surges around me in an endless fabricated sea While ribbons rain down, I struggle for it to pass. Presents are stationed at the bottom...
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    I feel like my world is spinning out of control, And I'm powerless to stop it, Like Alice falling down the rabbit hole. I'm standing in the middle of it all, Watching everything fly by in a slow fall, And like Wonderland, nothing is ever the same; Things are taken away from me as if ...
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    English class. I stopped breathing. A typed student's essay is held aloft By the teacher's hand, And I know without looking that it is mine. The teacher starts to read it aloud to the entire class- A judgmental audience- While for now I am anonymous, But my heart stops. I�...
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    As the tear slowly treaded down one side of her face, The long train of its glistening dress was left behind to trace. She blinked, and just like a camera flash, Eyes that had been clouded by the tear's dressy sash Suddenly appeared clear as glass As the tear she wiped away, the moment...
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    A thousand feathers fluttering down from the nest of a bird who cannot feed her young, A thousand papers flowing in the wind, covered in some new type of tongue. A hundred tears left behind on the bathroom floor that had not been there before, A hundred dry leaves covering the dirt ...
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    The words rose to the Tip of my tongue Piling and piling up Into a big, towering jumble Of letters. I opened my mouth, pursed my Lips, and the words slid Forward-- only to be pushed right back-- The jumble of them--quite A mile long--they all went Unspoken as I swallowed them...
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