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Pandora's box (Free verse) by Lynn
So you called up and said you'd be home when you got home, And put some ice on that bruise why don't you? And oh yeah there's a box in the back room, just leave it alone, I'll get to it tomorrow. I put the laundry in the wash, added a little something to my Orange juice and put a bag of frozen peas on my cheek; Sat down to watch a bit of TV so I guess I can blame it on Lack of pay per view. I put the box up on the arm of the couch and pried open the lock With a knife; Damned if a lot of romantic promises didn't fly out along With a prick of reality; The hook of believable lies, and the bite of honesty. The flutter of silence. The smell of us lying in bed together swarming with the Stench of some other woman's sweat. The stab of regret. So I got up and found the car keys and my chequebook; Packed a suitcase and grabbed a Dr. Pepper for the road. But then I heard knocking in that box. When I opened the lid it was hope that stung me through. Glad you're home honey, 'cause I've got an itch.

Up the ladder: Afterglow
Down the ladder: The wheelchair

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Arithmetic Mean: 6.25
Weighted score: 5.1490035
Overall Rank: 5176
Posted: January 28, 2003 11:09 AM PST; Last modified: January 28, 2003 11:09 AM PST
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[n/a] Ranger @ | 28-Jan-03/12:18 PM | Reply
Um, I don't get it yet. Nice writing in places though. Perhaps I'll have another reread and come back again.
[9] <~> @ > Ranger | 28-Jan-03/6:58 PM | Reply
be happy you don't get it. be very happy.
[9] <~> @ | 28-Jan-03/7:00 PM | Reply
damn. you are so on when you do this kind of thing. excellent modernization. fantastic twist. and then we were undone.

you make me jealous, girl.
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