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By Shannon Peil

– brushing my teeth every day
– humming along to classic rock i used to hate
– sometimes claiming i won’t buy a pack of smokes today
– calling missing a party ‘catching up on sleep’ rather than ‘being a loser’
– eating a damn salad once in a while
– stopped claiming i have aspbergers all the time
– respectfully turning my music down at intersections
– wearing pants that fit
– social anxiety

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crumbs

By Shannon Peil

we were
sitting in your room
when you looked over
asked
me
what are you writing
and i said words
and i wrote
more words
down
on the paper
and you again
asked
me
what are you writing
and i took
the words
shoved them
into your mouth
more and more
words
in
your mouth
as many
words
as i could fit
stuffing
them into your face
more and more
words
until you ballooned
out
spitting them
all over the bed
like crumbs
and i told you
not to eat
over the sheets
ever
again

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dandelions

By Shannon Peil

some people
blush when their sheets
are exposed
keep them locked away
but i
write them all out
spread them
like dandelion seeds
get hard ons
when someone
picks them up

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