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The Margins

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The Margins

She sleeps with a copy of Stephen King's The Shining under her pillow.

The knife was left on the kitchen sink; the gun to her head out of ammo.

She writes, but has no pen to stab with-
just a finger to make herself sick

Reflection screams "I want to be perfect!" and the mirror shut up!

How can she? How can she? She will fight; she'll work for it, she's been working

a new page; fresh - running out, wasted
so much paper wasted already

She writes in the margins, left there for someone to open the book and see 

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  1. Date: 7/29/2011 6:39:00 PM
    Interesting and Introspective write...well done...God bless...Old Jack

  1. Date: 7/29/2011 6:04:00 PM
    this has a memorising quality, as i can draw a number of conclusions from it is she having a nightmare, is she afraid of what she has become. is she the writer. i shall make my own interpretation i think. still top poetry. love the inigma.