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But​ ​nothing​ ​new​ ​will​ ​ever​ ​come​ ​into​ ​my​ ​head. So​ ​they​ ​say​,​ ​The​ ​jig​ ​is​ ​up​! Mein​ ​Kampf…​ ​Buttercup. vi. I’m​ ​a​ ​poem,​ ​nothing​ ​more,​ ​I​ ​am​ ​very,​ ​very​ ​small. I​ ​have​ ​nothing​ ​to​ ​say​ ​except​ ​Trump​ ​this,​ ​Trump​ ​that; My​ ​dreams,​ ​my​ ​dreams:​ ​Look​ ​at​ ​me! I’m​ ​falling​ ​down​ ​the​ ​rabbit​ ​hole​ ​-​ ​thank​ ​you​ ​Lewis​ ​Carroll: (Now​ ​slay​ ​I​ ​the​ ​Jabberwock​ ​with​ ​my​ ​silver​ ​blade​ ​of​ ​vorpal!) vi.a Watch​ ​it​ ​like​ ​a​ ​train​ ​wreck​ ​you​ ​will​ ​-​ ​Cantcha​ ​look​ ​away​ ​lil’​ ​lady​? What’s​ ​that?​ ​Ditch​ ​the​ ​inappropriate​ ​colloquialisms​,​ ​did​ ​you​ ​say? They​ ​are​ ​making​ ​you​ ​uncomfortable,​ ​aren’t​ ​they…​ I​ ’m​ ​getting​ ​carried​ ​away I​ ​do​ ​that​ ​sometimes​ ​with​ ​the​ ​casual​ ​speak​ ​-​ ​I’ll​ ​try​ ​to​ ​be​ ​more​ ​formal: Stars​ ​like​ ​holes​ ​of​ ​endless​ ​ebon,​ ​dippedinblather Turkeys!​ ​I’ll​ ​take​ ​a​ ​stab​ ​at​ ​them​ ​too​ ​for​ ​that​ ​matter: vi.b Toms​ ​hens: cluckingpecking pathos​ ​pathos: rachelzucker Mentalhealth​ ​ ​ ​[therapistsarejusttopicalbandaids] ECT​ ​video​ ​games​ ​for​ ​shock​ ​value:​ ​ ​[feel​ ​free​ ​to​ ​insert​ ​anything​ ​here​ ​in​ ​metaphor​ ​of​ ​my​ ​brain] Eg:​ ​a​ ​sieve/a​ ​net/a​ ​gourd/a​ ​rattle/an​ ​urn/a​ ​coconut/a​ ​chasm/violent​ ​spasms/my​ ​mother’s/ Schloopy​ ​messes​ ​of​ ​phrases​ ​and​ ​stanzas.​ ​Who​ ​cares? No​ ​meter​ ​-​ ​no​ ​idea.​ ​Just​ ​me​ ​me​ ​me,​ ​ad​ ​nauseum.

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The Paragon Journal - Issue Ten  

The Paragon Journal is an online literary journal that specializes in helping younger authors find their way in the literary world.

The Paragon Journal - Issue Ten  

The Paragon Journal is an online literary journal that specializes in helping younger authors find their way in the literary world.

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