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Leftovers MAG

August 8, 2013
By emilyjoe DIAMOND, Algonquin, Illinois
emilyjoe DIAMOND, Algonquin, Illinois
51 articles 6 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What if the person in the puddle is real, and you're just a reflection?" -Calvin & Hobbes

I took the remaining scraps of my poetry
And wrapped them up in a to-go box
Tipped my finger to the top
Navy nail to the always-lyrical Styrofoam prison
And scratched “Later”
Threw it in the back of the refrigerator
Stood back and strung together the magnets we had bought
To spell out “Never”

Can't live in the now
Not when you aren't here
To leave coffee stains in my clothes
And ruby red marks on my neck

Can't deal with my leftovers
I am leftovers

The author's comments:
He's leaving and I'm staying and the words won't come.

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on Aug. 8 2013 at 11:19 pm
tori-gurl PLATINUM, Norwich, New York
32 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
smile through everything no matter how bad it gets because it could be worse and if it gets worse well then it can only get better. :)

The first stanza is very well written and my favorite. I like the metaphors that you create to help illustrate your feelings of being set aside. Good job with this poem, and I do hope that whoever this is about realizes how you felt.