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skin & bone

February 8, 2019
By laylanajee SILVER, Copley, Ohio
laylanajee SILVER, Copley, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
“Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become Real.'

'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit.

'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.'


hollow bones break,
split open by the weight of the world on weak ankles
and trembling knees too unsure of themselves
to be tasked with such a burden —
 
growth.
 
it comes in the form of snapdragons and orchids and forget-me-nots
emerging from the midnight cracks,
taking the emptiness and filling them.
 
the healing occurs slowly,
but soon the broken things are unbroken
and the unbroken things have become beautiful.  



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