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I am the girl who hides between moth eaten paper backs
And slips into bookstores and devours leather bound spines
I am chloroform lips bitten down, red and rosy
Ink stained finger tips that fold book pages between my pupils

I'm the girl who drowns herself in coffee and cough drops
While remaining curled between Tennyson and Steinbeck
Wasting days wondering why grass is green
And how it can be greener for others and not I

Then I realized its all artificial food colouring
And polystyrene picket fences
Sticky notes yellowed at the edges reminding myself how to smile
I've pasted them on my skin in makeshift paper Mache armour
But like all mangled words I will be thrown inside a wastebasket
Saved for a rainy day
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Given 2013-08-30
~grew-up-a-screw-up has been a consistently-suggested writer suggested by many deviants, and it's no wonder that with poems like Anonymous and the other amazing work in her gallery that this is so. ( Featured by Nichrysalis )
paintingofthevoice Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love everything about this poem. :impressed: 
Don't listen to the people a few comments down who are calling you a "special snowflake."
grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much :glomp:
I actually hadn't realized people had said that but I'm not too fazed as everyone is entitled to their opinion.
EqualToYou Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
grew-up-a-screw-up Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Jaysplashluvswater Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. That had real soul in it.
evangeline202 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that's great
Chexed Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really liked it!!
IthilwenTheNinjette Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
This is absolutely beautiful. The wording is so precise; no unnecessary flourishes, and just the right length to get the imagery clear. You did an amazing job with this. Congrats on the DD!
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013   General Artist
musicalraz Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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