Liz Oates

Rookie (January 25,1990 / San Francisco, California)

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Liz Oates is an aspiring veterinarian from San Francisco, currently residing in North Beach. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, caring for her animals, and writing with great fervor. more »

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Other Electricities

(2009)

You’re trying to fall asleep,
Buried by the weight
Of a reoccurring sadness
That I wish I could cure.

It comes creeping back up
When the drugs wear off
And there’s nothing either of us can do
To keep you out of endless parking lots
Where the supermarket is always open,
People are always pushing their shopping carts
And starting up their cars,
And the lights are always on.

You’re thinking about how right now,
You’d rather be anywhere but anywhere
And I’m reading your favorite book.

Two brothers are sitting in a car in...

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