Erin Schick


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1. Prettier Ending 3/5/2018

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Prettier Ending

I came out to my parents as sick
the same way I came out as queer

I didn't.

instead,
I give them a few plot elements
and let them write me into their own novel
one with a stronger protagonist
and a prettier ending

The cardiologist is
a doctor I am seeing
the way my first girlfriend was
a nice woman I met at school
it's amazing, how we can not talk
about my body for hours

It is so much simpler for them, this way
It is a nicer story

They write me as their lazy daughter
forever collapsing into doorframes but
not ...

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