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Bad Luck!

June 14, 2010
By Incitata BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
Incitata BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"That's what the conspirators want you to think, dear."

Step upon the mirror’s face
jump upon the cracks
in sidewalk tile and
worthless, shallow lies.
Be careful not to irritate,
be careful not to try.
If you happen to escalate
you ought run for the door.
Walk under a ladder,
knock over the salt
for if you knock one over
you could destroy both.
Stare at black cats running
and spit on earthy graves
for if you’ve tempted enough devils
perhaps all of the smiling angels
will leave you well alone.

The author's comments:
I was thinking about all of the superstitious things people worry about sometimes - spilling salt, walking under ladders, things like that - and how most of it doesn't make any sense.

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