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somebody's birthday (Free verse) by jay_dace
i will arrive home at 6:15pm my cat will stretch and yawn to greet me he will manipulate me with affection until dinner be aloof until this time tomorrow i will be eager for your call which will not come before my mother's she will fume as i will have forgotten somebody's birthday she will scream me down to infancy over my obscenely thoughtless nature she will guilt trip and demonize challenge the decibel i will consider abandoning caution to push my voice against hers poised to fire back i will relent for fear of being impaled by my own words i will instead withdraw and heave the phone onto the floor and rescue it seconds later thankful i haven't broken it

Up the ladder: Whispering Water
Down the ladder: The Service

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Arithmetic Mean: 5.285714
Weighted score: 5.0768404
Overall Rank: 6469
Posted: July 19, 2002 12:58 AM PDT; Last modified: July 19, 2002 12:58 AM PDT
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[7] RobinGayle @ 64.12.96.8 | 19-Jul-02/9:28 AM | Reply
Angst well defined.
[7] -=SeTTle=- @ 63.214.98.27 | 30-Jul-02/9:01 PM | Reply
Your mother is a total fox
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