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Once Upon A Time I DiedOnce upon a time I died,
And no one was there to see.
For no one ever cared for me.
I was born to be a gift,
Lovely, sweet and fair.
A tithe, a token, a spare.
Sequestered in a tower spire
Nurtured, stroked, imprisoned in a bower,
sheltered like a hothouse flower.
"Try not to be afraid, child,"
My nurse crooned, plaiting my long, long hair.
"For you'll soon meet the rest of your family there."
"Sweet virgin child, innocent and pure"
She wound her gnarled fists in my hair,
"Fear not, for your ancestors await you there."
I was not sweet. Nor innocent, nor pure.
The hulking guardsman who locked my door
Had stolen that from me many years before.
"You send me to my death.
How can you ask me to be brave?
I am nothing, but a puppet! A pawn! A slave."
A stinging slap across my lips,
Enough to rebuke, but not to mark
Her last gift before the moon grew dark.
Should I have confessed, should I have spoken?
Did my captors deserve to know
the final gift their sacrifice would bestow?
I prayed for ven
five hour energyi suppose
last week was only an aftershock
of the earthquake you were before.
this place used to vibrate
with metal strings and melodic,
testimonies to life,
emitting coffee-scented moods
and the burn of it too.
i had memorized the
sounds of silence,
i couldn't help but relish it.
no longer had i known
the sounds of folk
and scent of mocha-
you became nothing more
than an echo of the laughter
i so desperately needed to hear again.
then the echoes got louder,
bouncing ferociously off the walls
to be made manifest
i walked into your room
expecting exactly what i found-
an unmade bed,
and an empty beer
(the one that you insisted you needed
just days ago).
i pressed my nose
into the pillow
for incense and cologne and starbucks
to penetrate my mind
and thinking fervently
i already know
what a clean sheet smells like."
how strong an aftershock can be,
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