Thursday, December 20, 2012

When She Takes Off Her Face

  When she takes off her face
                           there's a heart
            that no longer beats
   cause it's shriveled up like a raisin

And her people
    waste all of their time
  trying to pump blood back into it

And that's what happens
when she takes off her face

4 comments:

  1. "spend all of their time" should be "WASTE all of their time".

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  2. Duly noted. I had included a note within the poem itself thanking you for the suggestion and giving you credit, but I didn't like the way my note broke up the image of the poem, so I'm going to say it here in the comments instead:

    One word in a poem can make all the difference. I like your choice of wording better than mine. Thank you, Mulderfan. That's fucking teamwork!

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  3. Old teachers never die! Great poem A+!

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  4. You described exactly what I tried to do. Accepting that I can never have a relationship with my mother was the most freeing thing I ever did. I finally stopped wasting my time and pumped all that energy into healthier relationships. Never been happier.

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