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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    You still play with your hair when unsure of what to do with your hands And though the smiles you give me now are more inquisitive and abashed than romantic I can’t help but feel like we share something behind them And you still crinkle your nose when you laugh and use w...
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    i. they put a plastic bracelet around your wrist- it is always either too tight or too loose ii. abstract paintings on the wall will never make any sense- blotches of color will not change how nauseous, depressed, or dead i feel iii. trying to focus on the book i bring...
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    and I am so tired that I cannot think of a more eloquent word than just that, tired all I can think about is how I want to fall asleep in the marrow of your bones and feel the strain of each day pulling on your muscles and fall into sync with your sleep cycle I want to hear you tal...
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    I found her in the middle of the flight of steps surrounded by heavy bags full and laden with groceries. She asked for help, said she couldn’t make it all the way up. I asked why she tried to carry so much at once. She said: “Sometimes I forget I’m old. I ...
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    I know it isn’t my fault, but I’m sorry that you’re sad. I’m sorry that they hit you (with words, fists, open palms). I’m sorry that you feel unworthy. I’m sorry that you spend some nights lying awake, staring at the ceiling. I’m sorry that feels so lonely. I’m sorry that you...
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    Life is like an overstuffed burrito If you focus too much on one side, everything falls out the other....
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    I hope you wake up one morning with a limp, fall down your stairs on the way to the kitchen, pull yourself up to make coffee, and find jellybeans in the grinder. Because that’s what it feels like, talking to you....
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    don't know calculus. I don't know why the quadratic formula is important. I don't know what they put in hot dogs or how to make people like me, and despite 150 hours spent sitting in a classroom, I still don't know anything about chemistry. But I do know how to make coffe...
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    Sometimes I think they see it too, in the dust markings on a bookshelf or the slight angle of a painting. Sometimes I want to ask them, if they feel it in the air or the earth beneath their feet. Sometimes I see it in their faces, the crooked temper of a sorry smile or a glint of fire be...
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    You were warm. Your laugh was shrill and sent fire through my veins. Now my blood runs cold. When I see you on the street, I turn the other way....
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    Think innocence. Think dreams. Think childhood untouched by the horrors of the world, because goodness knows the kids can't handle it. Think unrealistic expectations. Puffy clouds and cotton candy. Everything light and airy. Blue skies and wide eyes because the child is always right, no matt...
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    You are written like a children's novel. All spine, no backbone....
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    You make me feel like my heart is the center of Rome and the year is 467 B.C. I'm falling for you....
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    But you can't simply break Alexander into parts People aren't that simple We are not subcategories or sections We are amber explosions, hushed laughter under the stars, the last sharp intake of breath before being submerged, the flickering moments before a firefly dies, salt fro...
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