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Eyes Wide Open

New Zealand

Hi, I'm Ella. Just a seventeen-year-old girl trying to make sense of the world through words.

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Eyes Wide Open (New Zealand) published:

Ocean

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I don't remember the first time I saw the ocean. How strange it must have looked to my young eyes. How vast. 

When I think of the ocean, I smell salt and sunscreen and sweat. I feel the cold wash of the waves, hear the thundering roar of whitewater. I taste salt and grit and grime.

I remember the sun; the heat, the cold, the squealing and tumbling and running. The ugly hats mum always pulled down too far over...

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Eyes Wide Open (New Zealand) published:

A thought.

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When did growing become 
a shameful thing?

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Eyes Wide Open (New Zealand) published:

The no-eyes

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I hold you down, but you will not rest
Your mouth hangs wide, ravenous
This skin is not your own.

Your empty eyes stare through me;
I don't know what you are.
You feel hollow.

How many times must I do this?
We tangle, I bleed -
You smile.

My eyes open in the darkness,
I am blind as you were.
​Is this how it feels to see the skeletons of things?

I lie here, alone
and I wonder,
Are...

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Eyes Wide Open (New Zealand) reviewed:

ramblings of the silent

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A lovely piece - I thoroughly enjoyed reading it :)

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