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Behind stained glass and curtain sheers,

Radio static and refined fears,

Translucent like acid rain,

We plant plastic flowers

And hope they grow.

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A single hollow tear,

Just enough emotion to

Drip dramatically.

Hyperventilating breaths,

Much needed lung exercise

Since the heart

Does not race.

Soap opera sob story,

A fistful of plastic rose petals

Reeking of boredom.


You flash a smile

As plastic as the

Thank You

On a grocery bag,

Only talking

When a boy

Presses your hand

Like you’re

A cute

Stuffed animal

On a store shelf.