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Dissection MAG

March 19, 2014
By KristinC PLATINUM, Cupertino, California
KristinC PLATINUM, Cupertino, California
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Favorite Quote:
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
-F.Scott Fitzgerald, the Great Gatsby

"To write it, it took three months; to conceive it three minutes; to collect the data in it all my life."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bring intestines
and two-ply paper
for neatness;
we can serrate
the truth, bludgeon
the body and
singe the breasts,
retying teeth in
a flycatcher;
pectoral muscles
remember flight,
tendinitis is
a scar verbatim.
Now deliver me
the carnivorous
the hangman:
a translator

of sermons.

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on May. 16 2014 at 2:11 pm
AlsaceIsMe BRONZE, Riverview, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Stay alive because tomorrow could be worth it.

I cried. I cried so bad on this poem. It reminds me so much of my mothers experience with breast cancer and having to go through her double mastectomy. It reminded me of the pain of that time and it was beautiful. I'm typically a strong person but you have made me cry. Congratulations.

Shofla BRONZE said...
on Apr. 7 2014 at 2:50 pm
Shofla BRONZE, Easley, South Carolina
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I shared this poem in my creative writing class, I don't know if anyone else understood it well, but I found it very much so enticing. I've always enjoyed dark writing, Great Job!  P.S. My favorite line is "Deliver me the carnivorous sculptress," Genius.