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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    After he tells me that he has Meniere’s disease, I visit the local hospital and listen to the steady beat of the heart monitors as they spike up and down; a metaphor for how sometimes things seem to be going right, but they can also go wrong. My grandfather used to play piano everyday unti...
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    As a child I collected paint swatches and pinned them to my ceiling like constellations smattered across the night sky so I could lay down and stare up at them looking for the color of happiness. “Maybe it’s that one,” I’d say, pointing at cerulean, but after a while the yellows and b...
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    You’re that stormy day that keeps all the children locked inside and longing for a patch of sunlight to roam around in. Oftentimes, I wish I could just pack up and leave town, equipped with sunscreen and a large hat, for a brighter destination, but every time I see an end to the rain in the d...
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    The summer that we spent riding bicycles through uncharted woods and watching dolphins break the surface of the ocean like a hidden wonder refusing to be kept from the world, we wore matching bracelets and our names were always tacked together, never one without the other. Forever was a con...
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    I remember October nights spent swallowing apple seeds and picking pumpkins. We wore the chilled air like a fitted black dress, and convinced ourselves that the dying leaves didn't mirror our decaying consciences. Children told ­stories of black cats and witches, but the only true horror ...

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