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Complicated Friendship Anita bit down on the end of her pencil. She sat at her computer desk with a blank sheet of lined paper where her keyboard used to be. Her assignment was due tomorrow and she hadn't started it yet. It was getting late. She had plans to type it on the computer at first, but she ended up staring at the blank page for a long time. She thought that a regular piece of paper might be a little more friendly.
The teacher assigned the topic of "friendship" to the class. They had to write a few paragraphs concerning friendship and any aspect of it. Anita just wasn't sure of what "friendship" was anymore. Some of her friends weren't very nice.
Anita sighed and decided to start with what her friends were like. She could always start over on another piece of paper anyway.
"My friend Anna doesn't seem to really li
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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