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Sierra’s Poems: Out of the Head

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Sierra’s Poems: Out of the Head

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Sierra McGill, Staff Writer

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The nerve of the nerves threaded in my chest,

They dare squeeze and pull on my best dressed, the depressed,

They dare run down my legs and feet from my head,

Those silly splinter-like things, why must they touch my hands?

Thank whoever blessed me with muscles,

From my tongue to my fists,

I will spit in the spats on the streets with the strength I have gained,

Will I ever fight for the lame?

The bones that dare pick a bone with me,

My muscles scream fight, yet my bones screech flight,

They told me I would grow weak if I do not fight,

Then why, why does my head say that I can still fly?

They say this and that, it’’s good I have thick skin at that,

It stretches and is so fetching with its pretty tones,

But the skin on my flesh never stays fresh, it will only droop down into a red rouge mess,

That’s why I collect calluses upon my skin, so I can win and win and win.

Even though I take and take all I can get, and put it on and push my body to the limit,

I still hear an echo, a voice, one of which I do not know,

In my ear it says ‘stop, or lay dead, you must yield to the advance of your head.’

I did as it said, thinking there was all the world left ahead, pretending that that little voice, not of my own, left my head.

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