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TICK TOCK Our life starts ticking away on our very first day, with giant round eyes and a tiny pink nose paired with a soul that can be taken away. A brown haired, hazel-eyed child demands to play outside till day turns to night, because she knows our life starts ticking away on our very first day. She has friends of all kinds, but an asthmatic airway that swells in the night; she has too many sorrows paired with a soul that can be taken away. She knows how to love and she won’t let it stray into a world full of hate. She will always suppose her life starts ticking away on her very first day. Life is a gift that is not meant for display; use it as much as you can, you who have hellos paired with a soul that can be taken away. We all have a ticker that is likely to fray and stop us before we can grab a last doze. Our life starts ticking away on our very first day, Paired with a soul. It can be taken away. —Amanda Paone

Profile for University of Jamestown

Plainsong 2013  

Art and literary journal of University of Jamestown, Jamestown, N.D.

Plainsong 2013  

Art and literary journal of University of Jamestown, Jamestown, N.D.