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White Oleander (by Janet fitch) Challenge12



White Oleander (by Janet fitch) Challenge12
By JinglesMcFeelgood on 04/19/2011
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The chapparall and arid santa ana winds
not a caress
and not a threat
but at least an acknowledgement

poetry and flowers the language
of love and death
the sad pool full of rotten leaves
and we hang our gods from trees

hell fire and shots fired
the girl sneaking out her window,
the father figure laying me down in unfinished houses
and the boy with glasses

My mother in prison thinking herself out
runningandrunningandrunning around in circles
i''m painting over her words
There''s a beautiful whore next door
an acolyte to the religion of Real
there''s no grass, only pavement in the yard
the beauty leaves
and I''m wishing you could see all my ugly
on the outside
Dogs growl
then you can.

I''m starving.
stealing butter.
my ribs and spine are hazardous and sharp.
I don''t care if the others get out.

And claire asks me
she gives me
she loves me and needs me
she''s beautiful and fragile
she is timeless, and weak
I draw my face drawmyfacedrawmyface
and she doesn''t wake up
I will never forgive my mother.

there''s the boy who draws comics
on envelopes for me
kissing.
There are suitcases
with barbies and bibles
closed pantries
and too many pills
and I''m shuddering and shaking
staring at my whole self.

one day I''ll go back and not be my own person
be reabsorbed by her selfish womb
but I''m fighting it as hard as I can.


(Astrid's mother kills her lover from spite. Astrid journeys through fostercare. It is beautiful and sad. I don't want to ruin it for you.)

© By JinglesMcFeelgood On 4/19/2011 11:54:09 AM
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