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Sleep Deprivation

March 10, 2015
By megan_lynne DIAMOND, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
megan_lynne DIAMOND, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"You have no control who lives, who dies, who tells your story."


hazy days in dippy world, 

carefully constructed comforter castle

becomes me;

 

I am fifteen years,

stone-aged and serated

dizzying days march past 

 

(I, for one, lost on the battlefield)

 

With winter nights

poking into my sides, 

shattering cool glass in my eyes

 

I stitch my lips shut

and hum the sweet song

of starvation. 

 

With summer nights,

technicolor acid trips,

I paint the sunrise-

 

cluster cuts on myself,

my canvas,

and find the perfect red.

 

Pills to balance, 

pills to sleep

All I have is pills to eat.

 

happy days, dippy world

just another manic girl. 



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on Apr. 7 2017 at 9:53 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

Searingly and wildly beautiful—I love your word choice and figurative imagery