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EssenceI am the withered, wizened man
making his way down the cobbled streets of Glasgow
trudging determinedly through the drifts of snow
to return home before the dark night settles in.
I am the little girl stepping off the boat
clutching her mother's hand in her own
her porcelain doll held tight with the awe
and trepidation of Lady Liberty.
I am the skilled, youthful worker
deftly collecting the treasures
of yesterday's sun with the nimble
fingers of a productive childhood.
I am the hardworking young man
taking night jobs and studying hard
hoping beyond hope to stay in college
and avoid the poisons of a pointless war.
I am the curious little girl
listening to her past by firelight
while sitting on her grandfather's knees
taking what the world has to offer
and storing it in her mind for another time.
Stuck The car sputtered and shook as it came to an almost silent stop. The engine had gone silent as the horn beeped loudly through the dark night. The orange gas light blinked mockingly at the woman behind the wheel. It was making fun of her; she knew it was making fun of her. Grabbing the black cellular phone on the passenger seat, she looked at it with full intention of calling somebody to come help her.
“Oh, what the hell?!”
The “no service” sign was mocking her at the same exact time. The horn beeped loudly as she slammed her head against it once again. The day was out to get her in general. She had arrived at all her classes late, and her son was sick with the flu. The babysitter was able to watch him as she went to her late night classes. Giving a heavy sigh, she lifted her head off the wheel to look out the window. Drops of water pooled on the windshield as rain started to fall in a pitter-patter pattern. She didn’t quite understand the message th
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