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I have my grandfather's hands, and my father's.
I have their hands and
I have their name, a hand-me-down
that fits—
I'll be the last to wear it.
My hands do things
their hands have done and more,
and less.
I have their hands, and
I have a back that bends
into my work, and a penchant
for humor when I need it.
I have my grandfather's hands, and my father's,
and I carry their guilt, I think,
the sins of the father are visited
on the child--
but I have their dreams too, I think,
and the same way of hoping,
and when I write sometimes my
words aren't my own,
and when I look down I see
grandfather's hands, and my father's.
Heirlooms (for my father, on my grandfather's...)
full title: Heirlooms (for my father, on my grandfather's birthday)
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for six years
you've been settling
like a water-stained
box in a basement sitting
in some corner sinking
into yourself you've been waiting
for something to happen
for so long that waiting
seems like enough now--
it's full of so much
potential--
but your sharp edges are
sagging,
for a quarter of your life
you've been dormant
and i wonder--
i fuss with frayed flaps
where the tape doesn't stick,
it's soft like thin velvet--
i peel back papery layers
and i wonder:
what will fall out
of you when all
those walls fall away?

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nicolemonique
nicole
United States
Current Residence: Nashville, TN
I never know how people feel about getting a million billion comments thanking them for favoriting work i've done, so typically i abstain, and just post a journal about it every once in a while. so here's another one!
truly, outside support of stuff i write still feels like a special treat or like some sort of reward from the universe--it's a wonderful feeling to have people interested in a facet of my life so inherent to the thing that makes me me.
thank you so much.

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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for faving my work. I appreciate it.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for the fave. I appreciate it.
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nicolemonique Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
my pleasure, truly.
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kittyangelprincess Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! I love your work, you're very talented!
Could you check out my work too? I just started a super low low price bid on ebay for an original acrylic painting of a fantasy fairy!
Find it here:
www.ebay.com/itm/141402702977?…

You dont even have to buy, im grateful for even just a view  :D
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Writer
thanks for the :+fav: on personal liberty
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Writer
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013   Writer
congrats on the DD!
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nicolemonique Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
thank you! it was the best surprise!
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nui2 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
thanks :blowkiss:
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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Writer
:heart:
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