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purple
4:45 pm / Wednesday, May. 13, 2009

Today I am grey.
purple grey not blue
the color of a shadow
down low and lurking.
unsettled in this familiar family establishment.

How I wish to wane--
carve myself down to barely a whisp of hair--
then explode like firecrackers
in hot July air
faces watch my eruption--
delight in my bang

then I will not feel alone.
I will not feel ashamed.

today I am purple.
black-white red and blue.
I will try not to harm you
I will not disappoint you.

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