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recompense

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she watches the light flash behind her eyes
and the floor tremble with thunder
the small screen door rattling in its frame
seeming to bend with each gust of wind

the rain pounds against the grass
screaming with the power of a thousand storms
and begs to be let through

the lightning arcs through the sky
gripping clouds in its claws
and diving towards the earth

the thunder rumbles beneath it all
its deep voice gravelly and lost in the...

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our beautiful rhythms

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we are tied together by ropes of blood
bound tightly around our necks and ankles
trapping us
and suffocating us when we strain against our restraints

my heartbeat eases into the steady rhythm of yours
and my tears pool into your lap
as you tremble at the silence

we're still not used to the silence

i don't know what we're here for
or how much longer we'll stay

all i know is that
we're both at fault
in one way...

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watch me burn

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we were only kids
laughing in the back of the bus
and lifting our hands to the sky when it got windy
because maybe if we believed it enough
they would become wings

we were only classmates
grinning when we got paired together for a project
and choking on laughs in the back of the room

we were only friends
but i would smile and wink at you
every day when we passed in the hallways
just to see the look...

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they made her an idol
and built her a throne of compliments
they smiled when she sat down
and added their tribute each day

but they made the throne fragile
and as it climbed higher
it wobbled and threatened to come crashing down on her
so she tried to leave
but they pushed her back with
awe bleeding from their lips
and taunts grasped tightly between their fingers

she stayed
and struggled to keep it from crashing down
anger burned...

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heart-wrenchingly human

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she walks the streets
alone
with tired eyes
and a battered heart

the stars are high in the sky
their desperate glow trapped by the clouds
but she still walks along the sidewalks
despite the dark alleyways lining the buildings and the sounds of a fight echoing from the street over

she looks up at the empty air
where there should be buildings
wishes for the impossible
and cries when her wish is sent right back

her self-destructive hands twitch ...

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i've always said

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i've always said i wanted to be a doctor
it's what i wrote on my time capsule in 3rd grade
it's what i told my teachers when they asked me what i wanted to be

i've always said that science was magic
it had the power of pulling people back from the edges of life
and seeing things that maybe weren't meant to be seen

i've always said i wanted to be a doctor
but i hate hospitals
i hate...

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