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Be Careful What You Wish For – Revised

Published Friday, April 27, 2012 by Chasing Neptune

This poem has been published on this site before. However, because I have done some revisions (and it is NaPoWriMo, after all), I thought that I would post the revised version. The original version can be found here.

A note on the formatting — my WordPress is being difficult and not allowing proper spacing. Therefore, dashes denote stanza breaks, and as the astute reader will deduce, astericks merely separate the poem from my rambling.

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Be Careful What You Wish For

I am a write TRUST ME on my neck woman,

an arrange Sharpies in rainbow order woman.

I am a Double-Fudge Cookie Dough Blizzard woman.

I am a scalding showers woman.

I am a faux-leather spike belt,

sleep in jeans to save thirty seconds

in the morning, refuse to wear flip flops

(They’re not real shoes) woman.

I am a spend-the-day-without-a-stitch-

of-makeup, intolerant-of-unchanged-

toilet-paper-rolls, laugh-when-people-die

in-movies woman.

I am a try to tame the “bad boy,”

fall out of love with a single word, Do not

leave trash in my car unless you want to lose

an appendage woman.

I am a treat my pets like humans (My

little sister got hit by a truck) woman.

I am a write out a bucket list — learn

to shoot a gun, drive a motorcycle,

fly a plane — woman.

I am a white lies woman.

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What do you think, readers? Better? Worse? Don’t be shy — I can take it.

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