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    You wished for long sleep, the relief of nothingness You were just a kid...
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    "I know how you will miss him." She blinked forcefully, shaken awake And she answered "At the end, a lack of closeness does not need you and will not miss you. And, void of closeness, would I have lived?" Worlds painted heartbreaking images She was too stubborn. She re...
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    when the sound of doorknobs makes her hold her breath you hold her and when you feel ghosts of fingers wrapped around your wrist she tackles their shadows with tenderness she hums lullabies and you kiss her hair and fall asleep entangled sometimes you speak for days and sometimes...
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    It feels like gray clay behind my eyes and sea salt stinging my neck dry milk in the cabinets making me stir crazy and I wish there weren't white flies swarming in my temples I keep breathing in for colors and breathing out in hope of hues and suffocating on flashes of gray, gray, gray cl...
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    Dishes shatter and all the words are sharp and plastic plates with duct tape resound a flat rage like mismatched cups and broken cupboards pantries housed with dust and gaping vacancy old bottles are broken and empty like everything one little girl who has to cut her own hair, with prou...
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    you see, people will try to put you in a box. not because they are unkind but because it is easier and if they tell you that the way you count the stars means you will always sink into the ground, they may say it as a story or a fact, but it is not, in fact, your story. you see, c...
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    My lips taste like rain You said that I ached with good But no, I just ached I really wish it (You said that I ached with good) didn't feel this way...
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    I could ravage the earth for words to speak of your bones and the way you breathe but they would only fill your fingertips You are more than poetry you are more than any thing and more than anything you are most everything....
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    She forced herself to always Feel It was a compulsion It was Exhausting and cotton candy filling trailed from her sides like A ghost She fed its sinewy threads and sang to them so they would never dissolve and it was Exhausting and she was the most intricate pile of strings but ne...
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    Like a sweet vine, and you talk, talk to bobbing heads like apples that your veins will never reach, for all their climbing they are ripped down in the name of preservation you are moved and moving, but a trunk too thick will never cease to clench its ground Cradled in hand, you are only...
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    The absurd fear of too much closeness of filled concavities exposed in emptiness of their fillings melting and hardening away from me....
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    I could have sworn my collarbone traced a vegetable garden and my fingers creaked like straining vines my skin like soil letting me burrow in its depths until straggly roots as tangles of fragile limbs battled through I could have sworn I was a shaded flower pot with stable footing, bu...
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    and I know that you can cry like a silver tree- so graceful- and you can dip like its branches and wrap around me like the vines on its trunk and I know that you can graze the ragged edges of my skin like my fingernail polish and stray from my palms and fade in the sun and I know...
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    Hollow-eyed, delicate and disheveled her fragile limbs were not her own she cried into the open air everything tasted like saltwater and the words he took back she was all bones Twelve train rides and thirty eight cups of black coffee later she began to revel in her own skin she kissed ...
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    Be smaller start with my belly pummel it down shed my skin leave only a trail of perfume be tiny cut my hair, my fingernails curl my body tightly deflate it unceremoniously let me fit into the dusty spaces, float away be nothing...
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    Weighty is missing you when my eyes strain for your limbs but are squinting for a child's fingers and you are a grown woman...
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    a necklace that your mother made you wore it every day it got lost along the way every journey from the heart is far too long you never noticed it was gone there were too many funeral homes we walked in silence, kicking stones it wasn't in the words you'd say you swore you'...
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    Jump rope is sublime There is no small happiness Only happiness...
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    Precisely 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning A man who slept and shaved his face and head and a woman, who arrived later sat on their own separate benches he walked to her and was quickly greeted he did not fill the typical male role but had a gentlemanly manner chose to focus on the socioeconomic hie...
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    If I could only trust myself enough to open up to me to hold my own hand exhale truths without excuses in the same breath that I breathe me in with weighty limbs and grassy knees and hold my legs tight and kiss my fingertips and treat my belly with overwhelming tenderness and forget abo...
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    Seven years ago, you sat at the dinner table- square and beige and infuriatingly tranquil- and your toes in gray socks reached out to caress hers “Now, dear!” she said quietly with a tittering laugh and a bemused look, as she pulled her foot away gently She was not the type to play foot...
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    When you left I burned everything you gave me except the pen gold-rimmed with rich black ink I was afraid of how the fire would take to it so instead I used it to scribble your name in the flames, to sketch tree veins on my wall they brought me inexplicable joy, to write a letter to my gra...
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    He told me to make art every day he was so achingly beautiful that he was the only art I ever hoped to understand His words were delicate fingertips smoothing rich clay into sensuous curves and it was the only pottery I ever let graze my palms He was everything. When his paint chipped...
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    As for religion, I believe in all of them not the minutiae of men and gods (who are always men) but all of the faith rapturous through my veins that keeps me warm with the secret that when having Faith in Something, the Something is not nearly so significant as the Faith....
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    They tried to make a waterfall, but they kept making avalanches Words were heard but no one listened empty talk of second chances You smile and they say "she's all better" They go home happy knowing they fixed you [CHORUS: But you still fight a raging war sitting on your...

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