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More respect
   for hungry lions,
 than man's
        greedy fingers,
she really,
         really
         doesn’t want to write this poem.

As she forgets how to use words
                  (on most days,)
relying on curses
         like casting some witch's spell-
with only ten dollars to her name.

The oldest daughter:

she’s still somewhere in the middle,
filed under
                    miscellaneous

because they had no other way
           to categorize her.

Getting her first gravestone at three-
she prayed
              not to the gods,
but to the lily stargazers
   in her palms.

One day
   she would become a bird,
       fly south
              & never come back.

She doesn’t want her death
laid out like a fast-food
restaurant menu-


so,
       how does she begin to explain
the greenhouse
                  cultivating in her breastbone?
( I know, I'm a day behind. :( )
GUYS I REALLY LIKE THIS ONE! -proud-
If you can catch the reference to my favorite poet, Staceyann Chin, you get a cookie! <3
Day 8:
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wei-en Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I can't ever get over how much I love

she really,
really
doesn't want to write this poem.


It speaks to me on a personal level //hithit
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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themorningtrain Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
This is so. So. Incredible.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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brain-tree Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013   General Artist
Lovely work.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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chancerox Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she doesn't want her death laid out like a fast-food restaurant menu.
...:)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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Adonael Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I loved the concept about how the subject didn't want to write this poem, yet it was somehow necessary because one must express or be a conduit for these tough things in life.

General likes for this poem aside, I have a question. How do you make your font smaller??
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
< sub > TEXT < / sub >

No spaces. :)
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