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September 5, 2010
By sabine SILVER, Wilmette, Illinois
sabine SILVER, Wilmette, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Follow your bliss"

she says
My name's Mira
as she shuts our
front door
calm cool
and I nod
to her fake Crocs and
thick coffee hair

Eyes careful
I think she
knows why I
red and shaky

I am embarrassed
I want to say
yeah we eat at
McDonald's too
all the time
like you
like you

Mira's mom
she cleans the
floors so
hard and shiny
I feel small
standing over the
small woman
as she wipes my dust
and smiles

We listen to “Swan Lake”
in my room
music box whirring
and her lighter eyes
softly clench my
darker ones and she

I don't know
about you but
this sort of depresses

I want to
say me
too me too
but I keep quiet

And I wonder about
Spanish music
not sad droopy
but lights
gold hoops
like arms
legs spinning
hair waving

She will be having
a quinceañera
in four years

Eating quesadillas
dancing with boys
who are tall and
know how

And I know it is
I want her to
take me

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on Jan. 26 2012 at 4:18 pm
otherpoet SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

I really enjoyed reading this! Your usage of imagery really captured the moment. I can picture the two of you on a bedspread, just listening to music. Who knew that such a simple moment could be so poetic?

on Jan. 26 2012 at 11:36 am
EmoCinderella PLATINUM, DeSoto, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Your juice is my juice!" "That's Hot!" "In a world full of peaches don't ask for applesauce"

I really like this poem.