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Erin Peterson
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We Haven't Spoken In Almost a Year
There are those people you begrudgingly have something in common with, Because you work with them or your kids are the same age, Or you live next door and can see into their living room blinds When the sun pisses down the right amount of shine. There are th...

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Inauguration Day: January 21st, 2009
One day you will see yourself as you saw yourself then, Back when your addiction felt like the cure, One-hundred and fifteen pounds Of unfed bones and fake baked skin, Six months before your hospital stay, The sole heir to a genetic mutation that appeared O...

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I. Insomniac Blues This poem means sleeplessness. You went. Where? II. Not Even a Hint We watched shows about the dead, you curled upon my lap. “That will be me one day,” I said. “That will be you.” Death and taxes, the two inevitables. You wisel...

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Envy
She's got one of those faces I always wanted. Heart shaped, chin pointed Like the mouth of a tear. I'll be an androgynous lion Of liquid film creeping closer, Closer until I suck The blood of her pretty. Unlined, untimed, I'll be The girl again I never was....

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Eating on a Budget
My Friday Denny’s dinner. Scrambled eggs, scribbled frogs spread in butter, Wax colored. Green and blue. Boyfriend wars with the waiter. Plates grease-set Given hastily, the check begged Then delivered scrawled wearily while The waiter waits for the tip she...

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