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Once long ago I had a porcelain doll
so beautiful she never left my side.
I couldn't set her on the shelf against the wall
for if I did the sacred bond would have died.
As time came to pass her beauty wore away,
her paint peeled and her clothes became stained with age.
I loved her so that this did not make me sway
for her beauty in my heart was the true visage.
Blind was I to the peeled paint and true colors
that it was a shock when I woke from the dream
only to find I was the doll and she the girl
who quickly tired of me and left me unseen,
alone in dust, in pained, unrelenting sorrow.
I watched as she played with dolls, so many more.
Behind the glass I a mannequin longing for tomorrow
to come and set me free in death for evermore.
Yet, death did not come for me, only cruel time
and many more dolls had felt her impure touch.
Resigned to solitude with memory of my crime
of loving a worn doll a little too much
and closing my heart to the notion of love,
another child walked into t
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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