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marisabarrera01

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marisabarrera01 (United States) published:

631 storeywood

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My mother always told me to look both ways before crossing the street.

As I rode my bike down the block into the heart of our neighborhood. I made sure to brake at the stop sign, look left, then right, then left again. My mother never told me our neighborhood was dangerous but I knew just from looking both ways at the cars passing by with shiny rims that did not belong to them, looking both ways at the group...

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marisabarrera01 (United States) published:

no. 1

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And I get to be mad too.

I get to spit words and hit the ground until the earth swallows me up,
taking me back to where I belong.

I will let jealousy twist my words
repaint them on the wall in bright red,
 and I will leave my smeared handprint next to them, 
so you know they came from my lips.

Our love was one big run on sentence, 
but I will stick a period in it, right in...

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marisabarrera01 (United States) published:

baggage

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If you brushed my hair out of my eyes 
and tucked it behind my ears
you would look at my face 
and see all the things I hold dear to me

You would see my temples, 
hollow caves where my grief lives
always just under the surface of my skin

the mole on the bridge of my nose is a 
pinpoint of pressure and responsibilities 
I am forever marked by

And if you back up
close one eye 
and almost...

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marisabarrera01 (United States) published:

rituals

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I write love poems to you like I wash my hair, 
every night, with my favorite shampoo, because 
it smells so sweet

I write love poems to you like I wake up in the morning,
begrudgingly opening on eye at a time, waiting until the last possible minute 
before I give into the task at hand

The words drip down my back like water beads and soap, 
they nestle into places I can't dry off until they sink into my...

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marisabarrera01 (United States) published:

ten things i will never say out loud

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1. My grief is like a glass bottomed boat. You can see her on the other side of the glass and you reach your hand out to touch her but instead of meeting her hand, you are palm to palm with glass and you stomp and stomp until the glass shatters and the tears come. And it really is like she is a part of a whole other ecosystem, one where you can only look but can't touch because she...

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marisabarrera01 (United States) published:

la vie en rose

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this is the song we danced to

(hold me close and hold me fast)

the horn solo started and you 
took my hand and said 
come on
And I melted into your arms like I always do 

​(the magic spell you cast, this is la vie en rose)

It was perfect timing

( when you kiss me heaven sighs and though i close my eyes, I see la vie en rose)

It's funny how you can experience perfect moments 

A moment...

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marisabarrera01 (United States) published:

Love Letter #2

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the truth is 
I want you to kiss me because you want to 
because you feel something 
because there's a moment in time where you look at me and that's the first thing that comes to mind

not because you're willing to 
or because we planned it 
or because I haven't done it yet 

And believe me, I realize that it isn't a big deal
that in the grand scheme of all my past kisses
 and all my future ones,  ...

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Inquiries

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

When people die, and they were in the middle of watching a TV series, do they ever get to find out what happens? 

Also, when people die, do they have to walk around in the clothes they died in forever? What if you died wearing a feather boa, or bike helmet? I figure that would be extremely uncomfortable. 

Is there any place on Earth where someone hasn't died?

Is there any place where no one has walked before you? 

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marisabarrera01 (United States) published:

don't steal my love, for we will always be rich in each other

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How much do I love you?

My love for you is like drawing maps on paper napkins,
me trying to recklessly find the quickest way home, 
to you

I love you so much, I love you one hundred paper napkin maps thrown into the wind 

My love for you knows no bounds
it is never offended
It's like asking someone in the next stall for toilet paper
or borrowing a friends pair of underwear
My love for you is shameless
...

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