--- K I R S T E N T H O R P E
i thought of the treehouse i was gonna build won't need anybody sending off resumes my signature got small and thin the world stayed big by brother was born when i was six his feet are huge and i was kicking boys boys i liked watching tears slide down between his nose his cheekbone when i told him what i did i'll trade you dimples for foregiveness i'll trade you my peanutbutter sandwich for all the cards signed, "your friend" why can't we got to the beach? why is it 11:47 on a saturday night and i'm talking to my dad on a telephone when i was six i went to bed at ten i woke up with my hair in knots good morning tangles my roomate broke my brush when i was six i taught my bear to read and write, my sun to shine, my thunder to quiet now, i can't teach myself to breath.
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