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The tattooed names of angels

Dont tell me young people
have no depth of feeling
my 17 year old daughter
tattooed her breast
with the names
of four friends who died
in a crash caused by
alcohol and stupidity
she said it was better
than white crosses
that rot like corpses
beside highways
I said fine
it's too late now
just look at your breast
before you go out
maybe those angel names
will keep you safe.

21 Jan 07

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I find this maudlin. I don't know, from the title I expected something different.
 — sadie

dont youthink it sad that a 17 year old girl would put the names of four people on her breasts? That is pretty maudlin to me.
 — unknown

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