she’s-got-a-story

United States of America

ghost town

i tried to tell about the night... and i could not tell it; as i cannot tell it now.
-hemingway

i know i’m bound to lose / when i feel the need to use why i’m full
-wallows, i’m full

Message from Writer

elle

i’ve been around a while. the form and the quality of my writing has changed over the years, but the themes are eternal:
food and the hate of it, family and the love of it, and youth and the mystery of it.

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she’s-got-a-story (United States of America)() published:

skeletons

FREE WRITING


last year i went with my sister to the museum of natural history.
as we looked up at the dinosaurs, i took her hand and wondered 
if any of them starved to death.
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3 days ago

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she’s-got-a-story (United States of America)() published:

these nights (sister)

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she’s half my size and age, that child;
somehow she never sleeps.
she comes to me at midnight, 
not wraithlike but just there.
she reminds me that there was a time 
when mother here would keep
night watch beside my crying 
eyes; now mother sleeps downstairs.

it calls her from her distant room 
with tears and distant eyes:
this bed too large for one, 
too small for two, too warm for waste.
sometimes she comes without a word
and sits...
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14 days ago

she’s-got-a-story (United States of America)() liked we (i) fell in love in october by weirdo (United States of America)()

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she’s-got-a-story (United States of America)() started following Kaitlyn ❄ (United States of America)()

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she’s-got-a-story (United States of America)() started following weirdo (United States of America)()

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she’s-got-a-story (United States of America)() published:

newborn (or, units of measurement)

PROMPT: Love After Love


there is a threshold infants cross, very early
when their lives begin to number in weeks instead of days
then their ages become months

i'm still in the negative
i am cauled, enclosed within the cavity of belly.
with fetal eyes i watch from the inside—
the curve in, inhale, 
the swell out, exhale,
and watch, watch as it goes out, so far out—
i do not count in days and hours;
i count in pounds and ounces.

one day...
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27 days ago

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she’s-got-a-story (United States of America)() published:

shared bathroom

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the week we four were roommates, we scattered hair, glitter, vomit, and blood
on tile fell our femininity and dignity at night 
the things we dropped were the things we carried 
that’s why we didn’t pick them up, I swear
they were too heavy
and our arms were shoved full of flowers so there wasn’t any room 

we weren’t ashamed of each other, 
but as the first hannah bent over the bowl and the second hannah pulled her curls out...
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27 days ago

she’s-got-a-story (United States of America)() liked the lion, the witch, and circus snacks | #allin200 by Anha (Australia)()

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