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Binge and Purge

In this phlox flooring I lie- weightless and placid-
Colorless and rancid. I am so black and white.
Black and white. Teeth into fangs.
Nails into claws. I have grown.
I told you so.

Eye pits – deep as chasms. Culled by
the others. Why do I even bother?
It was as if I was mother earth and the world has stepped on me. 

I am dancing on that red line.
Crisscrossing. With chains on my ankles. 
I dance. (Venturing on that fine line.)
That transparent line!  
Between anguish and insanity –
Crushed my humanity.

I laugh like I cry – And it is at night when I 
become wonderful. I am small.
Fingers as slim and pale as father’s cigarettes.
Eye pits – deep as chasms. Thoughts raped and left bare, 
crying on blue sheets. My emotions are sweets and 
you, honey, know more than anyone that
I binge and purge.

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  1. Date: 2/8/2010 12:03:00 PM
    I am so happy your poetry was amongst the poetry I am reading today Maya. May you have a wonderful week filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/7/2010 5:13:00 PM
    To much leads only to death, redirect self destructive vices in constructive avenues as you have in this write. How valuable you can be to others that suffer with this plague. To be able to such imagery with your words is a gift. So binge on your lifes experiences and purge them in your writing. Excellent piece.

  1. Date: 2/7/2010 4:09:00 PM
    Terrible illness. Good start that you have taken by writing about it. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara