swansatcoole

United States

she/her
18
a hopeful poet

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sad i didn't discover this community sooner, but i've got a year left to make up for it!

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swansatcoole (United States) published:

For Emma

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I crave intimacy like an ascetic,
like a man who has lived a thousand lives,
each longer and harder than the last
I don't want you to kiss me,
I want you to look at me and understand.

I crave a kinship so profound it declines the pull of that fickle, commanding thing--romance.
That thing which has taken her from me,
which has bent my love and hardened my face.

My heart is not so prone to denial,
I don't...

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swansatcoole (United States) published:

Common Threads of Broken Bones and the Loss of Innocence

PROMPT: Creative Nonfiction Competition 2020

“Watch this!”I turn sharply on my heels, with a toothy grin echoing a child begging for attention. Yet again, I am the youngest person in the room, desperately craving the approval of the “big kids.” My friends, both cusping twenty-one turn to watch as the wheels of my skates brush against each other and I come crashing to the ground. 

 I am seventeen years old, but even that draws to a close. The August heat wraps around me like a...

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swansatcoole (United States) published:

Dust Jacket in Threes

PROMPT: Dust Jacket

PROMPT #3: YOU IN THREES
1. Three communities to which you belong (these can be unusual).   

  • LGBTQ Community, Students of Higher Education, and this community. 
2. Three places you learn well (these can be unusual).   
  • Coffee shops, parks, and anywhere there is silence. 
3. Three adjectives your peers would use to describe you.
  • Quiet, compassionate, perhaps a little ditzy.
4. Three adjectives your family would use.
  • Funny, disorganized, shy. 
5.Three adjectives you would use.
  • Creative, scatter-brained, open-minded.
6.Three beliefs you...

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