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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    The utensils are screaming Again. Rattling the handles on the Drawer. If you listen closely, You can hear the Clorox shrieking From under the kitchen Sink. It seems the hand soap has lost its voice, now it sits watching the sponge tremble on the tile countertops. The sound of vi...
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    I watched the girl swinging, her auburn hair shimmering in the sun hand crafted paper curls drifting down to her ribs. Just like your hair. You were a sandwich girl, but only jelly, no peanut butter because you were "all sweet." I used to watch you dig your sandals into the g...
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    you taught me this when I was seven. your defiant tone sparkling in confidence. "the sky is blue because I say it is" and "those jewels are actually stars, brightly burning balls of gas far away. I asked if I could touch them, you told me I was too short. The next spring you...
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    When I was nine, I told my mom I was running away. sneaking out late at night, I danced across the neighbors lawn in my bare feet. soaking dew into my pores until I was cold enough to go back home, and mom never unlocked the door. I was unpacking the colorful teddy bears and nectar- sweet...
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    I sat brushing my hair, pulling strands with each stroke, as light reflecting off golden locks and the day slipped by my window. my arm turned violent. I kept going, as my nose grew wider, stepping onto thin lips, widening the gaps of my teeth. skin turned to the hues of winter, a c...
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    The eyes in the fireplace watched flames lick logs in the turquoise room, engulfing them Then they turned to me. pleading to do something as the thick smoke seeped upwards, clinging to fibrous wallpaper staining floral patterns like nicotine with its crisp claws The floor became a tu...
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    Messages from the cerebral cortex Travel the maze of nerves Up the glistening lining of my throat The initial thought Is a spastic reaction Causing lips to curve Revealing white teeth Flecked with moisture Slipping tenderly from my mouth, Drenched in shadow, Words Fall To the grou...

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