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I Taste Pennies

June 21, 2015
By KawaiiCooper DIAMOND, Winter Garden, Florida
KawaiiCooper DIAMOND, Winter Garden, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm well acquainted with villains that live in my head."


I open my mouth,
A joke rolls out,
And I taste pennies.


I gag on the flavor,
On my punishment.
I know I shouldn’t…
I know…


But when
You lack a supermodel’s
Body
And a face
Worthy of the cover
Of Vogue,
You find other ways
To make your peers
Accept you.


I just didn’t
Know that in
Doing so,
I would make
My mouth
Bleed.

 

I suppose
I should be
Grateful
For my wit.
At least I have
That much.
Right?

 

Wrong.
A mind
Throbbing with
Useless facts
And
Material from
Every school day
Doesn’t win over
Friends.
Yes,
That’s right.
I want to have friends.
I wouldn’t admit it,
But it’s lonely
In here.

 

I thought I could
Protect myself
By killing my
Heart.
And in a
Twisted way,
I did.

 

Perhaps that’s why
I can degrade
Myself
So easily.



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