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//my friend's sister//
unknown

do you really
 1
want to use your allowance
 2
on that?
 3
her mom asked
 4
as the four of us
 5
left the grocery store.
 6
 
 
i want justin
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to like me,
 8
amanda said.
 9
 
 
she was seven
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and i was
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thirteen.
 12
 
 
she put four quarters
 13
in the machine
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twisted the
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metal handle
 16
and put a plastic egg
 17
in my hand.
 18
 
 
do you like it?
 19
she asked
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as her, jason
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and i
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rode home
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in the back seat.
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it's very nice
 25
i've never had
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silly putty before,
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i lied
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to make her feel good.
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you're my boyfriend now,
 30
she giggled
 31
and gave me
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an innocent hug.
 33
 
 
jason's family
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moved to arkansas
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pretty soon
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after that.
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amanda
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hadn't crossed
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my mind
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in the sixteen-years
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since.
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as she does
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tonight
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i'm thinking
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of that thing
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more important than
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money or sex
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a woman
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can give
 50
to a man
 51
and
 52
 
 
just how much
 53
of it
 54
she's probably
 55
used up.
 56

1 Aug 07

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interesting, but its more prose than poetry, except for the line breaks
 — joshcoops

Insightful ending with a beautifully commonplace story to start. Great stuff
 — dia

j,
d,

thanks for reading and the comments.

justin.
 — unknown

stooooooooooooooooooooooopid

xvEs.
 — unknown

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