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I'm completely floored by this piece and your talent as a writer. I don't have to read anything else you've done to know if you put a book together, I'd buy it.

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There Was a Girl

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There was a girl I dreamed about-
in my sleep she tasted like 
cotton candy,
all soft and spun up;
in my dreams we rode the ferris wheel
and I would hold her at the top.
she was scared of falling
so I would hold her,
and wake up with my arms feeling empty.

There was a girl I thought about-
she was different with my eyes open.
She wasn't soft, like cotton candy,
and if she was I never...

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lili (United States) published:

a book for lovers

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A book for lovers; chapter one.

the pages are new and white
no stains, no sunspots
no signs of late night reading,
no long, long nights of rapture,
this chapter, I call him Wolf 
when I was foolish and lost in the wood

chapter two is a short time after 
this one is called Dragonfly
or sometimes Lotus
the pages become slightly yellowed from tea stains
her favorite is jasmine
i drink it anyway

three announces itself with the...

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lili (United States) published:

There Was a Girl

PROMPT: Open Prompt

Do you remember
me, standing in the bathtub,
Dad's pocket knife my toaster oven
as I burned a hole through myself

Do you remember me,
so tired and heavy,
I just wanted to fly 
I saw the ladder to the roof and I reach for it...

Do you remember coming home
To find me beneath stony waters
the pool! you thought
The one thing you hadn't locked up

When I was small
You called me guppy, I didn't want to get...

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Open Prompt

There Was a Girl

There was a girl I dreamed about-
in my sleep she tasted like 
cotton candy,
all soft and spun up;
in my dreams we rode the ferris wheel
and I would hold her at the top.
she was scared of falling
so I would hold her,
and wake up with my arms feeling empty.

There was a girl I thought about-
she was different with my eyes open.
She wasn't soft, like cotton candy,
and if she was I never knew
I couldn't hold her.
one time we went to the fair,
I bought her funnel cake and she kissed me
so light, I got scared of falling.
she laughed, 
and went to ride the rollercoaster.

Poetry and Spoken Word Competition

a book for lovers

A book for lovers; chapter one.

the pages are new and white
no stains, no sunspots
no signs of late night reading,
no long, long nights of rapture,
this chapter, I call him Wolf 
when I was foolish and lost in the wood

chapter two is a short time after 
this one is called Dragonfly
or sometimes Lotus
the pages become slightly yellowed from tea stains
her favorite is jasmine
i drink it anyway

three announces itself with the wheels of a suitcase
lame as they rattle over airport tile
with a self importance that lets you know 
they are home.
here is the first rip in the book, we call him Summer
and it ends without punctuation

the fourth nearly kills the author;
nearly burns the book with its first touches of flame,
and ember
Cambria, with hopes of Harvard
dreams with me, in the dark
convincing herself it is scholarly

five was supposed to be the...

Open Prompt

There Was a Girl

Do you remember
me, standing in the bathtub,
Dad's pocket knife my toaster oven
as I burned a hole through myself

Do you remember me,
so tired and heavy,
I just wanted to fly 
I saw the ladder to the roof and I reach for it...

Do you remember coming home
To find me beneath stony waters
the pool! you thought
The one thing you hadn't locked up

When I was small
You called me guppy, I didn't want to get out
the water was warmer than the air
and I knew I'd drown sooner in the world

than in the water
 

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