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PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

Her eyes open, bright after a restful sleep.
Just yesterday, she woke screaming.
She steps out of bed, smiling at the light
pouring in through the windows.
Last week, she didn't leave her bed at all.
She looks in the mirror, unconcerned by her stretch marks,
the acne, the bags under her eyes.
Hours ago, she frowned at her puffy eyes,
and stifled a sob at those marks.

She steps into the shower, happy to be refreshed.
This is her first...

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tree (United States) published:

moments ago

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

Her eyes open, bright after a restful sleep.
Just yesterday, she woke screaming.
She steps out of bed, smiling at the light
pouring in through the windows.
Last week, she didn't leave her bed at all.
She looks in the mirror, unconcerned by her stretch marks,
the acne, the bags under her eyes.
Hours ago, she frowned at her puffy eyes,
and stifled a sob at those marks.

She steps into the shower, happy to be refreshed.
This is her first...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 month ago

1

tree (United States) published:

moments ago

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021

Her eyes open, bright after a restful sleep.
Just yesterday, she woke screaming.
She steps out of bed, smiling at the light
pouring in through the windows.
Last week, she didn't leave her bed at all.
She looks in the mirror, unconcerned by her stretch marks,
the acne, the bags under her eyes.
Hours ago, she frowned at her puffy eyes,
and stifled a sob at those marks.

She steps into the shower, happy to be refreshed.
This is her first...

Seeking Peer Reviews

about 1 month ago