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choose your own adventureChoose your own adventure: How do deal with Becky
Youre in the kitchen, sitting on the counter watching TV. Besides your brother, asleep in his bedroom, youre the only one in the house. Its around midnight, and usually youd have been sent to bed by now; youre twelve, and its Thursday, a school night. Your parents are out of town, though, and your seventeen year old sister, Becky, is in charge. She made sure your younger brother went to bed, but she doesnt worry about you. Even when your parents are home, you are rarely asleep by midnight. A flashlight and book, your own imagination: whatever the means your insomnia has been well ingrained.
Your sister stumbles in. Youre too unfamiliar with the signs to realize she is stoned, and so are the five people with her. This is the way she always is lately: teased hair, skin pale from sleeping all day, cigarette in h
a hospital bird with soot in her lungsshe slept through a car crash
that almost killed her,
through whitewhite walls
where her lover dies
nobody thought she'd make it
but she woke up a few months later
with flowers in her hair
and ash in her airway
trying to remember how to start all over
but forgetting to remember how to live.
fall slipped from her open eyes
and winter crawled in for a long hibernation
to her the clouds looked sick
and pale like they might
let everything inside them out,
but she opened up wide instead,
spilling blood where there was none to be spilled.
her heart slipped down the street
and with unsteady hands
she stitched in a bird and cut off its wings.
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