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Joyeux Anniversaire

June 28, 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."


On my sixteenth birthday,

I am a ghost walking through Paris;

 

I carry candles cupped

haphazardly 

in my palms,

shielding the flame. 

Tempests turn on the 

day of my birth,

in a city far from home.

 

Cracked cobblestones 

line the narrow corridors,

street markets drenched in summer rain.

Artists call me "princess" 

and I call myself 

"lonely" 

lost behind stone churches, 

white paint chipping away and 

morning air

stifling my mouth. 



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