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The Solitary MAG

September 19, 2013
By Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
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you see them
in the corners
in the crannies of the lunchroom
you see them
sitting with their backpacks

and they eat quickly
racing the clock so they
can run to the library
they eat quickly so they
can go back into hiding
in the pages of a book
or behind a computer monitor

and they hunch over their food like
a small wild animal
that wants to finish before
its dinner is taken away
by something bigger

like a small wild animal
that must eat
before it is eaten
and they curl up into themselves
when strangers
pass by
like they are worried
that someone will interrupt them

or even worse
that nobody will

and they stare at the table
like they don’t want to be seen
they stare silently at the table
or dart quick glances around the room
the roaring rowdy room
like they’re being watched

they aren’t

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How can I write and be published like you??? You're so good

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on Mar. 2 2015 at 10:21 pm
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
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You broke my heart. Sometimes, they are. I'd like to think I am not the only one who can see.

on Oct. 2 2013 at 3:19 pm
madison-ave BRONZE, Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
bloom where you are planted ~

i'm obsessed with this it's so lovely