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Poem 1 MAG

November 18, 2010
By Steamer GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
Steamer GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is so fragile, yet so dangerous." ---I said this in a dream I had

My mom read too many neonatology
textbooks while I floated in utero
mourning the death
of Cobain Newsted and Free Will. I emerged
puffy-eyed, wrinkled, cynical
wasn't held up against the light. Or was that Walt Disney's fault?
There was no soft flesh, no wallpaper
just sanitized gloves
disinfected floors disinfected mother
She didn't know. When she broke her foot
I opened doors
When she forgot her purse
I ran back inside. So
where did I go wrong?
Did I trip over her frown? Did I stumble upon my future as I looked over my shoulder?

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KylieK GOLD said...
on Apr. 8 2015 at 7:40 pm
KylieK GOLD, Mt. Washington, Kentucky
11 articles 0 photos 270 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To love is to surpass one's self."

This is gorgeous.