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Protect Me from What I Want MAG

January 9, 2013
By Kneubeiser4 PLATINUM, Chapin, South Carolina
Kneubeiser4 PLATINUM, Chapin, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Never say goodbye, because saying goodbye means going away... and going away means forgetting. - Peter Pan

I lay down different kinds of spoons on the floor like mousetraps,
filling them with the pills that killed my mother,
listening to the rattle-hum of her old
Big Chill.

I want a new refrigerator.
Except electricity is loud,
and I'm the only one who realizes it's
easier to think
in the dark, which makes me so sick
for darkness
that I'd give up
all my claims to the white of the moon
and snow
if I could have it.

The temptation to attend my mother's
funeral in a dress
sewn from her aprons is getting worse.
I can't throw away the magnets
until her refrigerator is gone
because the outlines on its white surface
are ringworms sketched gray and circular under my skin.

Mother always said to pick your things
up off the floor;
you're going to trip.

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on Jan. 14 2013 at 8:13 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

Wow. This is just...real. Beautiful work.

on Jan. 14 2013 at 10:10 am
ClaireBearH PLATINUM, McLean, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
Aristotle Onassis

wow this is so eerie and haunting!