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she is finely wired
and defined.
she likes opposites
and nuances
in her life
but too much of a good thing
worries her
and she cannot read in the dark
without wishing
she was somewhere else
and that her parents
had never met
or that autumn
would not keep her waiting.

men cannot speak
when they first see her
pass a window
and they adore
how she refuses
to ride on trains
or eat oranges
without having her best shoes on.
she likes their compliments
and how the morning
smells like brown paper
after it rains
and the steam
that crinkles out of paper cups
full of coffee.

but she doesn't smile,
because she is afraid
that once she starts
she will not be able to stop
and her mother once told her
the shape of frown
is better suited
to her complexion
and makes her
hang beautiful
in the evening
where you forget to

put her away.
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peridot-magelette Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Oh dear. I really like the little details here- her shoes, oranges, the smell of the morning. This is quite elegantly melancholy.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks - I was aiming for that!
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peridot-magelette Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Mission accomplished!
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alivethroughart Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is great! - you really know women and their nuances and can describe that for us so vividly :wow:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks - I appreciate those kind words very much.
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CrimzonRose Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   Writer
I read this again and it was if it was new, freshly written and just as potent as it was the first time I read it and it touched a nerve. :rose:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks very much. I like revisiting it as well. Some make me cringe...
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Mortuelle Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
but she doesn't smile,
because she is afraid
that once she starts
she will not be able to stop

this part saddens me.
i get it.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Writer
I think we have all felt like that, and about crying as well.
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Mortuelle Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
crying...yes. but it's not the same. it's really not.
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