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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.


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.


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


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