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With a Flourish

January 19, 2012
By to.hold.the.sun SILVER, Maryville, Tennessee
to.hold.the.sun SILVER, Maryville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present." -John Green

With a flourish
or something equally fancy
and utterly unnecessary
whoops and droops and swoops
like the ends of perfectly
straightened hair
dampened by dancing in the

Painful political correctness;
drowning in a sea of it
where there is no room
for passion, just waiting—
painted on smiles that
conceal the gleam in her eye
telling her not to be polite.

The pen that impatiently taps
the still-blank sheet of notebook paper
as eyebrows knit together
because the stagnant pen should be dancing
whirling, twirling

But we’ll never have anything
unless we grab it with both hands,
even if it smears your perfection.

The author's comments:
A girl who wishes she was a writer.

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