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January 29, 2009
By thesouth_star BRONZE, Northville, Michigan
thesouth_star BRONZE, Northville, Michigan
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There are
crocodile eggs
at the basin of
my sink
smiling up at me
with pointy teeth
and snapping tooth
jaws like diamonds
and missing eyeballs.
I glare at them
with eyes shut
and fingerbeds open,
showing my cat scratches
and sugargliders.
They converse in my
and I shoot endless
water and spit at
them full of nonalcoholic
beverages and flaring nostrils.
For I will become their pet
in no time and
perhaps nothing
but Batman
could save me.

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JCG14 PLATINUM said...
on Jul. 2 2010 at 10:34 pm
JCG14 PLATINUM, Vancouver, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Let it go, and it will all come back to you."

I love the viewpoint and the word play is great! Awesome poem!

on May. 18 2010 at 8:58 am
thesouth_star BRONZE, Northville, Michigan
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Thank you for the kind comment. 

Batman was a reference to my boyfriend at the time I wrote it. 

on May. 15 2010 at 12:17 pm
SeptJess16 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Where classification is key, I want to erase the shred lines so I can be ME." - Stacey-Ann Chin

I like how the meaning of this poem isn't obivious and it's wonderfully random ( Batman?) and simple.

Awesome poem.

on Feb. 17 2010 at 5:58 pm
thesouth_star BRONZE, Northville, Michigan
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I would love to read some of your work! Thank you so much for your comment. I wrote this two years ago, and it's still one of my favorites.

laurenz GOLD said...
on Feb. 15 2010 at 11:53 am
laurenz GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing is not a job, something you do. It’s something you are, something you can’t not be. Being a writer is … about being so bewitched by language that writing seems real, and life by comparison feels like a dream." ~ Adair Lara

I've been reading poems on this website all day and this is the best one I've come across so far! Absolutely beautiful. I like the interplay between beautiful and ugly images, like "diamonds / and missing eyeballs " - such an interesting dichotomy! I would love if you would check out some of my work: http ://www.teenink .com /search.php?smodel=article&s_title=&s_body=&s_screenname=iridescentbubbles&s_firstname=&s_lastname=&s_city=&s_state=&s_country=&s_section=&sart_tag=&sart_category0=&sart_screenname=&sart_firstname=&sart_lastname=&sart_city=&sart_state=&sart_country=&sall_title=&sall_screenname=&sall_firstname=&sall_lastname=&sall_city=&sall_state=&sall_country=&s_sitein1=magazine&s_sitein2=teenink&submit=+Search!+

on Dec. 10 2009 at 8:28 pm
TaylorMarieD SILVER, Columbia, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"The World is but a canvas to our imaginations."-Henry David Thoreau

This is beautiful. I can't help feeling that the crocodile eggs represent something that you now have control over, that you raised or created, but that you know will soon consume you.


Zero_K DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 14 2009 at 7:06 pm
Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's no fun if you're not insane, otherwise you grow up to be an accountant." -Moi

I love it. Part of what makes it great is that it's hard to understand, so there's a million ways to interpret it. Bravo!

-Blessed Be!


on Nov. 9 2009 at 7:39 am
thesouth_star BRONZE, Northville, Michigan
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It is not about self mutilation. It's literally about the day when I wrote it. I can't really go in depth about it, I wrote it two years ago, but I've always liked the poem myself. hahah.

Thanks for the comment! :)

on Nov. 7 2009 at 1:00 am
lindseymarie SILVER, Richfield, Minnesota
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I like this a lot.

It is simple, but cryptic and abstruse.

And this is just a guess, but I'd like to try to determine it's hidden meaning.

Is is about self-mutilation?