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    He says he will only make love to me to Foghat and listen to You Blew It! when we’re done I’m not really sure if that’s a metaphor or not but all I know is that I don’t feel like soaking my body in bleach after being with you so this could end up working out I always picture talking ...
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    My mother criticizes from the back of her kneecaps at floor tiles and kitchen cabinets She thinks I hold on to every word she shoots out of her mouth with her twang as she hacks up and spits out the swears from the back of her throat she hoists up a new half thought out barb-wired insult I kn...
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    It wasn’t until I was running hysterical in the rain Through the parking lot of the emergency room That I realized I have found myself in flames More often than I have found myself in anything else When I first saw you I could basically tell You were a burning building Taking it upon yo...
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    It’s been about a month since we (you) said we weren’t cut out to date each other and I said you’re right (you’re wrong) but I did nothing and let my stomach twist in knots for centuries So for a month I’ve planned exactly what I am going to say to get you back here it goes The ...
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    Tell me love- How many chains Chain you to this mattress This mattress that looks like war- How many adversities Tie your hands behind your back And your eyes covered I remember laying with you Until 4 in the morning When you curled up next to me I imagined us staring at each other ...
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    I all of a sudden have everything I want And I want nothing to do with any of it. I've been so accustomed to living This life that feels like Rocks being thrown constantly at something That can't be fixed And it feels constantly like drums beating at my ears when I have headphones o...
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    6 My brother’s best friend once told me he met the lead singer of his favorite band and he looked a lot like Jesus. So he shook his hand and said absolutely nothing because he didn't feel the need to. I once went to a party at that same boy’s house that I wasn't supposed to be...
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    If there’s anything I’ve learned from you it’s that life is life love is love and eventually one is bound to get in the way of another. You showed me it’s not what we lose from every experience but what we gain. I have learned that being forgiving has its benefits and kind souls can s...
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    “What's wrong?” He said. Well for starters it confuses me why my pen runs out of ink in the middle of the sentence as if I had never been writing at all as if my pen was trying to tell me to shut up I don't understand why my mom doesn't listen to a single word at mass all she does is lick...
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    When I get old I hope dearly that a young girl asks me why I’ve been so bitter for all of my life so I can point to a picture of you and say nothing will ever make you deteriorate as passionately as the one you love the most. Recently I’ve realized that I have an infatuation with sand...
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    I don’t know precisely how much you see and directly how much you hear but I have a inventory of incentives that lead me to believe you observe the world through your armpit. Last Sunday I was at mass with my friend who only partially knows the Creed by memory and very vaguely recalls an...
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    I’m beginning to see That I could fit all of my knowledge about love Or anything else for that matter Into a trivial sized bucket Or maybe a small ceramic bowl I have managed to convince myself that my sixteen years of life have shown me adversities That I will never recover from I’ve c...
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    A couple years ago my Nana told me that she saw the Virgin Mary and I thought- That’s cool I told her in reply That I once saw a hawk rip apart a rabbit Limb from limb In the parking lot of my church And I walked out of the room Three months ago, in environmental science class I st...

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