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Name:sympetrum
Birthdate:May 14
Location:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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Lady Lazarus (excerpt) by Sylvia Plath

Dying
Is an art, like everything else.
I do it exceptionally well.

I do it so it feels like hell.
I do it so it feels real.
I guess you could say I've a call.

It's easy enough to do it in a cell.
It's easy enough to do it and stay put.
It's the theatrical

Comeback in broad day
To the same place, the same face, the same brute
Amused shout:

'A miracle!'
That knocks me out.
There is a charge

For the eyeing of my scars, there is a charge
For the hearing of my heart--
It really goes.

And there is a charge, a very large charge
For a word or a touch
Or a bit of blood

Or a piece of my hair or my clothes.
Comes the Dawn – Virginia Shopstall

After a while you learn the subtle difference
between holding a hand and chaining a soul.

And you learn that love does not mean leaning
and company does not always mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses are not
contracts and presents are not promises.

And you begin to accept your defeats,
with your head up and your eyes ahead,
with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child.

And you learn to build all your roads on today,
because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans,
and futures have a way of falling down in flight.

After a while you learn that even sunshine burns
if you get too much.

So you plant your own garden,
and decorate your own soul,
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure,
that you really are strong,
and you really do have worth.

And you learn and you learn,
with every good-bye you learn.


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