Garrity Guenther

Rookie (9/15/90 / Chicago)

march 7th


I remember the seas of inquiries
and slippery plastic halls
I remember silent messages
conveyed through thousands of air molecules
and flickering eyes
I remember a hands-off world
and candles snuffed at birth

I remember fake concern
I remember lab rat status
I remember picking up the pieces
Of a world that wasn’t mine
I remember washing away tears that I had no business seeing
A doormat at age thirteen

I remember pills and the thrills
Of a world that was finally mine
I remember making rules
And controlling lives
For lack of the same in mine

I remember suffocating
The lives of all around me
For lack of breath in my lungs
I remember running forever

Forcing my body to give up
Because at least then I knew

I remember feeling alive

Submitted: Friday, March 07, 2008
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  • Rookie Nancy Samuel (6/21/2009 3:09:00 AM)

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