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Abusive Escape MAG

December 22, 2016
By maddielouwho88 SILVER, Ada, Michigan
maddielouwho88 SILVER, Ada, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Too low they build who build beneath the stars." --Edward Young, "Night Thoughts"

Here another blushes
(exquisite, imaginable)
Spirit of age blowing
Upon her cheeks

Age blew
Before the husband

Excuse her sex
(in dispute)

The irregular life
(she imagines)
Has been lived before
The color could be

The spirit of age
Lay dormant
Then the bosom
(locket: relic of affection)
Leaving a muddled, demented bosom

Oh, manuscript tree
So many years
Her hazardous pages

Writing margins
Cross the lines
Her manuscript
(a piece of darning)

Turn back
First page
(written for three hundred years)

Time to end

She began …

The author's comments:

I wrote this while studying creative writing at Interlochen Arts Camp this past summer. My friend's poetry class was doing black out poetry, so I decided to join in. I went through and highlighted words I liked. Once I formulated a theme, I went back through and strung the words together to make my piece more fluid. 

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