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Small handed girl,
you've written the truth
of your scars wherever there's
space to write it

and I love you.

They painted over
the rape you wrote about
on the front door of
your Uncle's house

and I love you.

They took the floorboards
of your bedroom out where you'd
carved the shape of your
father's fist into their
varnished surface

and I love you.

You shook the sand of
your fifteenth birthday out of
your hair and into a jar
you keep under the bed to
remember a girl with crooked
teeth and bony knees who
fled and flew

and I love you.

You've built yourself into a
fortress with nothing but your
fingernails and shredded skin
and you let him in when he
waited by the door instead of
forcing his way

and I love you.
So this is an entry for :iconpoeticalcondition:'s Love Letter to Myself contest. I feel a little bit, rude? About entering another letters contest, but I like writing letters to myself in the positive context. I like having reasons to write nicely to myself.
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:iconassureastheskyisblue:
I think my favourite part of this piece is
"You shook the sand of
your fifteenth birthday out of
your hair and into a jar"

It's so amazing!!
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trembling-knees Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!

:heart:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
( A apologize for the late response! )
Congratulations on winning second place!
You have been featured in my journal: [link]
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trembling-knees Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
(An apology for an even later response)

Thank you! :heart:
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations! You have been featured in my journal!


[link]
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:icontrembling-knees:
trembling-knees Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!!

:heart:
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vespera Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: I have sent you a llama for your prize. Congrats! This poem is lovely!
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trembling-knees Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you darling!

:heart:
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SpiderMilkshake Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
I feel the truthittude... and I love it. I got all wiggly in the lower lip reading this... and I don't usually react this way.

Awesome job with this.
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trembling-knees Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!

:heart:
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