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Chapter 1 something inside meChapter 1
something inside me. For a week my nightmares had not stopped. Every night I woke up, bathed in cold sweat.
It felt like wandering in the dead ends of my mind, I had got the key but not the door.
He was after me, with these big red eyes and his long black fangs, like a predator. He should not get to me, should not catch me cause then, I would be one with him. I felt him, I experienced his existence under my skin. That hurt, that was a scary and evil creature - though when he was about to catch me, I felt what he felt, his pain, his cries.
I was searching for the exit of that huge and green labyrinth that I had found myself into an
Cierra, 2005seven year-old prey
for juvie girls
eleven and thirteen
with sloppy hair
and sloppy clothes,
bragging about broken noses
bloody faces, and the places
they were forced to go
as though it even mattered to me
in the wake
of a seven year old crying
because iron plated hearts
don't know how / don't care to stop
forgotten little girl
i took her in at 12
when the nurses and the techs
could not break us apart
little girl with a broken heart, she
told me that her parents
didn't want her
why are you so nice to me
she asked when i talked down the angry giants,
and i said aloud, i said to her
Brain WaspsBrain Wasps
I am on the verge of tears. Why is this so hard? I think furiously, twirling the cylinder of Chapstick around in my fingers. I shut my eyes tight and try again.
I reach out to set the Chapstick on the nightstand beside my bed, but seconds after I release the tube I have to grab it again. Wrong, the brain wasps tell me, you have to get it just right.
I briefly consider hurling the thing across the room, but I know that I’ll just have to get out of bed to pick it up again. I am trapped in my own compulsions.
I know it’s stupid, and that’s part of what’s bothering me so much. Why can’t I just p
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