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MY DEVIL IN RED You mock me when I see you dressed up in red And big beads of anger drop from my head. Escaping is gone; you are burned in my eye; You deserve my prolonged and vengeful cry. Long nights of stress are killing me slowly. Please go away; I would be happier lonely. My neurons keep throbbing in seeing you there; I’d rather ingest bloody needles and hair. You invade my mind and haunt every inch While I keep praying I’ll awake with a pinch; The torment you inflict seems never to cease, And each night my dream is to be living in peace. I study night and day, but it doesn’t matter; I believe you want my head on a platter. A hole in hell is brighter than this kind of fate, So get the hell off my test, you damn 98!

—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.