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SUNFLOWERS She says haha look at this It’s me when I was twelve She is wearing a floppy red Hat with a sunflower on it In the picture she is wearing No hat now her hair is black And straightened now Not in the picture In the picture it is brown It’s mousey couch-like brown And she is sitting on a couch Her dog is sitting next to her He’s dead now he says damn Girl you were ugly As she smiles and shows her braces In the picture she is smiling But not now She opens and closes her hand like her hand Is a locket and inside she’ll open it up and there Right in her hand she will see herself smiling With black hair, a red hat, and sunflowers

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POETRY AND PROSE BY OLIVER BATEMAN, MARIT ERICSON, DAVID GREENSPAN, MEGHAN LAMB, ROB MACDONALD, EMILY O’NEILL, LAM PHAM, MICHELLE REALE, DAN...

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