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I was shedding my skin for him I wanted him to unhinge his jaws and devour me And in the end, he did Only to spit me back out again He just couldn't stomach the taste

When I was 16, I was a housecat Independant, opinionated (Lazy) I knew I was smart And that meant I didn’t have to try and prove it to anyone else When I saw him, I knew that was my next move He caught me off guard, challenged me But a cat always lands on her feet We played games endlessly with one another He’s wrapped around my finger I’m wrapped around his And everyday was a competition Who would be the one to get attached first? “Not I,” Said the kitten “I don’t even see you when I walk into a room I like to feel you watch me walk away,” He checked emails while I kissed his neck I smoked a cigarette while he traced shapes on my back In the end, I lost

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Profile for Cornish College of the Arts

n Other Words Side A  

In April 2018, the Cornish College of the Arts Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee launched an inaugural two-week exhibition, In...

n Other Words Side A  

In April 2018, the Cornish College of the Arts Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee launched an inaugural two-week exhibition, In...

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