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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    four white plastic limbs like legs of crackhouse lawn chairs six stripes of stretch mark mildew (or are they bruises?) the one ghost girl on the inside, rattling her chains weaving awake in 11:50 a.m. college classes calorie calculations scribbled in notebook margins and one professor’s k...
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    Back to school. The biting Pacific chill worms down my shirt and dips under my hollow waistband. It is September, the air reeks of winter, and meagerly armed with a backpack and a biology text, I walk with arms spread eagle into a pile of brown leaves, already wilted. Back to school. Did yo...
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    It’s either a little bit sad, or a little bit touching the newfangled ways you beg for my money, so shamelessly and so openly. “Send me two days of wages, I’ll send you a magic pill.” Your promises are tempting. Better sex. Better bodies. A lover like new toilet paper, sweet-smelling an...
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    I can spin you glittery from my spine, hold you tight to my belly until your small arms, exhausted arms, are peeled lovingly from my backless gown (soft palms on soft fabric, the give of my swollen skin) like bright strands of sweet candy floss and that might be the day I think I love you m...
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    Shakespeare taunts and whispered wants Dreams dressed up like debutantes We talks of jets, our past regrets, Moving boxes, soul duets Camping jaunts and favorite aunts And secrets met with nonchalance (And when I slept I wouldn’t dare forget To kiss you dreaming in the kitchenette For nigh...
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    let’s dance red lipstick onto our cupid’s bows (I jacked it from the medicine cabinet) and birth ourselves in somersaults delighting in the skirmish of slimy bodies and skinny hips years have yet to part questions from answers our prayerful hands compromise their purity by accident yet w...
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    I am no stranger to celery sticks and exhausted muscles achingly tugging at my calcium-deficient skeletal structure a framework which is slowly atrophying courtesy of painstakingly calculated calorie equations and when I say that I hate my body, I mean to say that I am jumping for butterfli...
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    She told you you could be Barbie and every little girl wants that. You realize now, you can’t step outside this charcoal fog. You don’t care. You find it nice. You decide your coffin should be balsa & tar but who cares; it’s not like we die, anyways....
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    Tuesday is my mother's Monday, and working nights, she'll take me out for coffee and a drive. We wrap around the spruce trees in our blue-silver Honda and know all the baristas by name. My mother confesses to them her many concerns. She is my most pressing concern. When we are driv...
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    Every whisper turns to us, every wondering eye and stillborn smile. I am a celebrity, you my escort, my case (and cause) of d'j' vu. Everything is tiny, except you, and your too-big feet, swimming, in steel-toed boots. I am small at your side, a young girl, feet pretty and pink lik...
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    Shh now, let's pretend we're movie stars stand in-between the raindrops, arms spread we should be black-and-white perfection glorious ' in all your awkward adolescence shh now, pretty girl all whispers and sadness, isn't that better? Shh now, hold my hand, -hold still, that's g...
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