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Carousel Island

Climbed into cupped hands, cradled in Arguments of gunpowder and spark. Made Room for the shadows of doubt in heart. Outlast the day. Find a way for Us to fix our sinking ship, water-wrecked. Say it isn't over. Say we're better than this Every time we fail to see a flicker of Light in our… Continue reading Carousel Island

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We Are Okay Book Review

Title: We Are Okay Author: Nina LaCour Genre: YA Fiction Length: 234 pages My rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Blurb: You go through life thinking there’s so much you need… Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother. Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the… Continue reading We Are Okay Book Review

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Elsewhere, We Became #2

Lena, You asked me how I became strong. How did we, of the same origins - of the same cloth -become so different? I recall shrugging and refusing to look at you when I said, "Some people are just born like that." Isn't that what I said? I might have mentioned that sometimes people are… Continue reading Elsewhere, We Became #2

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Elsewhere, We Became #0

Untitled was the first poem I'd written. Its lines were crooked and without symmetry, words pressed tight against the page, unable to breathe. You could follow the dark shadows of the graphite and lead, trace the awkward, childish pause where I left a comma instead of a period. Where I abandoned the line, everything open,… Continue reading Elsewhere, We Became #0

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We Wander Knowlingly In The Dark

We feel like strangers, Roaming in the night, Landing kisses on the wall, Narrowly missing each other Like we're playing Pin The Tail On The Donkey.   We have terrible aim.   We stage a game of telephone, Twirling the bright red Pretend cord around our fingers, Cutting circulation, Filling in all the words Lost… Continue reading We Wander Knowlingly In The Dark

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The Great Blue Nothing

There's a place by the sea, Where the Earth drops off suddenly, Swallowed whole by the great blue nothing. You said God made it for you And me. I waited there, hair dancing wildly in the wind. I promised you I'd never come again. You asked, "What could we possibly gain?" I waited until you… Continue reading The Great Blue Nothing