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worth the weight
jenakajoffer

this face, a full moon  
 1
owning my reflection;  
 2
meatballs
 3
and dumplings smothered
 4
in gumdrop tears.  
 5
 
 
blue, concave lenses  
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add ten;  
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society's camera adds  
 8
twenty more  
 9
weighless pounds of
 10
worthless.
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mirror, mirror  
 13
what was I thinking?  
 14
this breadbox bottom rolls by--
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promise,
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only to stare in the dark
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and I won't swallow my knuckles.
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forgive me
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if these sausages
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grease your hair,
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I'm sorry--
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the dough in my mouth
 23
gags me;  
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what a pity I
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can’t laugh with you,  
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are there any other jokes  
 27
besides me?
 28

the mirror lies.
beauty found inside,
lasts a lifetime
(thank you).




14 Mar 07

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eh. some good ideas, but don't have a real good sense of the N. underdeveloped but better than most of the trash on this site.
 — unknown

fair enough, but what's the "N"??
Jen-
 — jenakajoffer

hell, that's pretty good.  mirrors can be a bitch.
:/
 — unknown

I read this elsewhere, but no, it didn't come through in the email.
If I go back to 'elsewhere' will I find the original? There were parts of the other that I really liked - I think you edited them out.

Stay you.

Sam
 — unknown

yes, you'd find it elsewhere.  funny you should say, "stay you", someone gave me editing assistance with this version.  still finding who "you" is, so
thank you,
Jen-
 — jenakajoffer

I love it.  I love the flow, the subject matter and the honesty that permeates the poem.  Yes, Jenn, "Stay you."  Love, Starr
 — starr

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