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Reversed Expectations

November 22, 2010
By Ellawind PLATINUM, Seattle, Washington
Ellawind PLATINUM, Seattle, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.

Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

Dream like you will live forever, live like you will die today.

Children run about
feeling October on the playground.
Mom’s camera zooms in
eight-legged arachnid
filling the digital screen.
Worshipped by the little ones
for all its awkward symmetry.
The web it weaves
around them
is intricate;
saving them from the man with
a painted clown face
cherry red lips.
Clown lumbers over-
Oversized shoes
inhibiting mobility.
With silent horror
the kids try to hide.

A rough summer indeed
for the man who couldn’t make
his own grandchildren laugh.
There will be no
stars in the sky tonight
when a black spider
wins their hearts
over him.

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